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 Editions – designed for journalists! This collection of statistics from demographic and economic subject areas provides information, background, and source citing for topics in the news.