Labor Day by the Numbers
Census Bureau facts for Labor Day
by the U.S. Census Bureau
Who Are We Celebrating?
Number of people 16 and older in the nation's labor force in June 2012.
Percentage of full-time workers 18 to 64 covered by health insurance during all or part of 2010.
Americans worked in a variety of occupations in 2010. Here is a sampling:
Number of female workers 16 and older in management, business, science, and arts occupations in 2010. Among male workers, 16 and older, 23.7 million were employed in management, professional and related occupations.
Percentage increase in employment in the United States between December 2010 and December 2011. Employment increased in 266 of the 322 largest counties (large counties are defined as having employment levels of 75,000 or more).
Percentage increase in Kern County, Calif., between December 2010 and December 2011, the largest increase in employment among the 322 largest counties. Harris County, Texas, had the highest level increase of 62,700 jobs.
Percentage decline in employment in Benton County, Wash., between December 2010 and December 2011, the largest percentage decrease among the nation's 322 largest counties.
The number of people who worked from home in 2010.
Another Day, Another Dollar
$47,715 and $36,931
The 2010 real median earnings for male and female full-time, year-round workers, respectively.
Early, Lonely and Long — the Commute to Work
Number of commuters who left for work between midnight and 5:59 a.m. in 2010. They represent 12.5 percent of all commuters.
Percentage of workers who drove alone to work in 2010. Another 9.7 percent carpooled and 4.9 percent took public transportation (excluding taxicabs).
The average time it took people in the nation to commute to work in 2010. Maryland and New York had the most time-consuming commutes, averaging 31.8 and 31.3 minutes, respectively.
Number of workers who faced extreme commutes to work of 90 or more minutes each day in 2010.
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