Facts for Features: Labor Day

Did you know that:

  • the first observance of Labor Day – a parade of 10,000 workers – is believed to have taken place in New York City in 1882?
  • 3.5 million workers face commutes to work of 90 minutes or more each day?
  • there are 154.4 million, 16 years and older, in the nation’s labor force?

Find these and other interesting statistics at the Census’ Facts for Features: Labor Day.

The U.S. Census Bureau has a section – Facts for Features and Special Editionsdesigned for journalists!  This collection of statistics from demographic and economic subject areas provides information, background, and source citing for topics in the news.