Labor Day - Working Federal Holiday

Monday is working day a federal holiday is believed to have started with a parade of 10,000 workers, September 5, 1882 in New York.

So what is the day of? This is to celebrate the strength of the nation, which according to the US Census, there were approximately 153.2 million people aged 16 and over and this July.

If you want to know more about a Federal holiday (and a good excuse for a three-day weekend), this collection of statistics Labor Day, courtesy of the U.S. Census Bureau.


84.7 percent: Percentage of full-time workers aged 18-64 during the insurance in whole or in part, in 2009.

Our jobs

U.S. jobs are as varied as we are. A sample of U.S. occupations common and not so common:

Teachers: 3039523

Computer operators: 101889

Actors: 10,980

Telecom: 32,394

Bus drivers: 265 429

Bakers: 117 405

Telemarketing: 55,733

Hairdressers, beauticians, stylists o: 395503

Janitors and cleaners construction: 1478204

Job facts on which the figures

26200000: Number of female workers aged 16 years in management, professional occupations and relevant. Among male workers over 16 years, management worked 24.0million, or related professional.

0.9 percent: Percentage change in employment in the United States between December 2009 and December 2010. Employment has increased by 220 326 the largest province of the country.

5.2 percent: the percentage change in Elkhart County, IN, between December 2009 and December 2010, the largest increase in employment in the 326 largest counties.

-4.0 Percent: the percentage decline in employment in Manatee, Fla., in December 2009 and December 2010, the highest percentage of a decrease of the 326 largest counties.

5900000: the number of people working from home.

Another day, another dollar

$ 47.127 and $ 36.278: for 2009, real average earnings for men and women full time, year-round workers, respectively.

$ 1,943: The average weekly wage in Santa Clara, California, from the fourth quarter of 2010, the highest of the 326 largest counties.

Soon, long and lonely - go to work

16.5 million: The number of travelers who leave for work between midnight and 5:59 am They represent 12.4 percent of all travelers.

76.1 percent: Percentage of employees who drive alone to work. Another 10 percent carpool, and 5 percent take public transportation (except taxis).

25.1 minutes: the average time it takes a nation of people commuting to work. New York and Maryland had the most long journeys, an average of 31.4 and 31.3 minutes.

3200000: the number of commuters face extreme work 90 or more minutes per day.

Dow Jones Industrial Average On Sinks Jobs Report, The Prosecution Of The Bank

The Dow Jones industrial average sank Friday after a report showed employment growth and gloomy federal government takes legal action against banks like Bank of America and Goldman Sachs, the New York Times.

The Dow Jones fell 253.31 points to close at 11,240.26, up 2.2 percent of the final on Thursday. Nasdaq lost 73 points to 2473 and the S & P 500 fell 32 points to 1172.

"The increased volatility has led companies to question the sustainability of the recovery," Fannie Mae chief economist Doug Duncan told the Los Angeles Times. "More companies are likely to be on the fence with regard to future employment This increases the chances of direct job losses in the coming months and put the odds of a recession in the coming years by many. "

The Los Angeles Times reports that employers are limiting their recruitment and reduce employee hours. Private sector employees worked an average of 34.2 hours per week, according to the report of the use of the Ministry of Labour, while the average hourly wage was $ 23.09.

The government paid 17 000 jobs, mainly in education, according to the Los Angeles Times. Manufacturing experienced negative earnings in August 3000, as opposed to the 36,000 jobs created in July.

However, the unemployment rate remained at 9.1 percent neutral, because the part-time job growth, which many say is the only work available.

While the lack of employment growth investors dismayed Friday, the ongoing trial by the Federal Housing Finance Agency of the major banks like Bank of America and Chase for the loss of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae sent shares of the bank to low, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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