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Labor Day By the Numbers!

10425650-illustrated-labor-day-text-designIt’s By the Numbers time again (…yay?) This time, we celebrate the worker on Labor Day. And, if you somehow manage to HAVE a job these days, the celebration should be non-stop!

Anyway, the US Census Bureau has a stack of Fun Facts to share, so let’s take a look!

Today’s Top 10 Occupations!

  1. Retail salespeople
  2. Cashiers
  3. Food prep, including fast food
  4. Office clerks, general
  5. Registered nurses
  6. Waiters and waitresses
  7. Customer service representatives
  8. Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers
  9. Janitors and cleaners
  10. Secretaries and administrative assistants

Wow. Talk about your “service economy!”

By the way, the top 3 occupations in 1910 were farm owners, farm laborers (paid) and farm laborers (unpaid family members.)

Median income:

  • Men $48,202
  • Women $37,118

Fastest Growing Jobs, 2010-2020:

  • By percentage: Personal Care Aides
  • By number of jobs: Registered Nurses

Labor Day Retail!

How many retail sores are out there for your Back-to-school and Labor Day consumption? THIS MANY!

  • 28,128 family clothing stores
  • 25,448 shoe stores
  • 21,227 sporting goods stores
  • 8,407 bookstores
  • 8,144 office supply and stationery stores
  • 7,093 children and infants clothing stores

So, now that we know what we are doing the other 364 days of the year, what are YOUR plans for Labor Day? I’m going to the beach! Whatever you get up to, be safe, and happy Labor Day!