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Happy Labor Day

5 Fun Facts about Labor Day

Happy Labor Day! I’ve labored this hard this year, so I’m looking forward to enjoying a day off and having fun with my family and friends. To those who celebrate labor day, I hope you are enjoying a day off too. And to those who are laboring today, here are some fun facts about Labor Day (and don’t work too hard!).

5 Fun Facts about Labor Day

  1. In 1894, President Grover Cleveland designated the first Monday in September as Labor Day.
  2. Today, Americans typically celebrate Labor Day with a backyard barbecues or picnics at the beach. Labor Day is also known for its end-of-summer sales.
  3. As of 2012, there were more than 155 million people in our nation’s labor force with 53% being men and 47% women.
  4. The average work commute is approximately 25 minutes.
  5. 13.4 million U.S. workers work at least one day a week from home.

Source: US Census Bureau

Happy Labor Day!

Shannon

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September 1, 2014  •  15 Comments  •  Uncategorized

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  1. Monday, September 1st, 2014
    Interesting facts, Shannon: thanks for sharing! Hope you have an awesome day. :-)
    • Shannon Ryan
      Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
      Thanks, Laurie! I hope you had a great holiday too and that a kids enjoyed their first day back to school today. :)
  2. Monday, September 1st, 2014
    I hope you're enjoying today with the family Shannon :)
    • Shannon Ryan
      Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
      I did - thank you! I hope you had a great holiday too, Kassandra. :)
  3. Monday, September 1st, 2014
    Happy Labor Day to you and your family, Shannon!
  4. Monday, September 1st, 2014
    Thanks for sharing the trivia Shannon. Remind me also to thank Grover Cleveland. Can't recall much else he did as President though.
    • Shannon Ryan
      Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
      Me neither, Brad. But I do appreciate a 3-day weekend! LOL!
  5. Monday, September 1st, 2014
    Happy Labor Day Shannon! I hope you are enjoying your family time and the last official weekend of summer!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
      Thanks, Shannon! We had a wonderful weekend and I hope you did too!
  6. Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
    Facts I just learned from you, Shannon. Thanks for the info about Labor Day we are enjoying.
    • Shannon Ryan
      Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
      You're welcome, Jayson!
  7. Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
    Interesting facts for sure. Thanks for sharing them with us. I hope you had a great day with your family!

    Have a great week and here's to an awesome month!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
      I did, Corina! I hope you had a wonderful day with your family too. Here's to an awesome month!
  8. Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
    Hope you had a great Labor Day! It was tough going back to work after a three-day weekend.
    • Shannon Ryan
      Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
      It was, DC. I keep reminding myself it is a short week! Hope you had a great Labor Day too!
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