Labor Day Stats

commuterDid you know:

  • the first observance of Labor Day is believed to have been a parade of 10,000 workers on Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City?
  • the mean travel time to work for New Yorkers is 39.2 minutes?
  • there are currently 153.2 million people 16 and older in the nation’s labor force?

Find these and other interesting statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Facts for Features & Special Editions!