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Cyber Monday: November 29, 2021
According to USA.Gov, “Cyber Monday is the day with sales and discounts across online retailers.” Check out these shopping stats and other links.
Small Business Saturday: November 27, 2021
The 2019 County Business Patterns series counted 7,959,103 establishments in the U.S. Most (6,780,893) had less than 20 employees and averaged about 4.5 each.
Black Friday: November 26, 2021
According to 2019 County Business Patterns, the retail trade sector had 1,044,957 establishments, 15.7 million employees and $470.5 billion in annual payroll.
Native American Heritage Day: November 26, 2021
The 2020 Census counted the American Indian and Alaska Native alone population at about 3.7M and the alone or in combination population at about 9.7M.
National Family Week: November 21-27, 2021
According to the 2019 American Community Survey, average family size has grown from 3.20 in 2007 to 3.23 in 2019. There are about 79.6 million families.
National Child's Day: November 20, 2021
The majority of America’s 72.9M children under 18 live in households with two parents (70%). The second most common are children living with mother only (21%).
National Fast Food Day: November 16, 2021
The 2019 County Business Patterns series counted 254,582 limited-service (fast food) restaurants with 4,660,127 paid employees and a $74.6B annual payroll.
America Recycles Day: November 15, 2021
Did you know a recent EPA study found that recycling and reuse activities in the United States accounted for 681,000 jobs and $37.8 billion in wages?
American Education Week: November 15-19, 2021
In the U.S., per student (public pre-K through 12th grade) spending was $13,187 in FY2019, a 5.0% increase from 2018, and enrollment was 48.0 million.
Geography Awareness Week: November 15-19, 2021
The 2019 County Business Patterns counted 1,046 Geophysical Surveying and Mapping establishments in the U.S. with 8,054 employees and a $679.0M annual payroll.
National STEM Day: November 8, 2021
The 2019 American Community Survey estimated the total civilian population age 16+ employed in STEM occupations at 10.8M. Women are 26.7% and earn 84.1% of men.
National Aviation History Month: November 2021
The 2020 M3 Survey reported the seasonally adjusted value of shipments of U.S. total defense aircraft and parts at $55.6B and nondefense at $80.9B.
National Diabetes Month: November 2021
The 2019 County Business Patterns program counted 8,187 kidney dialysis centers in the U.S. with 129,072 paid employees and a $7.0 billion annual payroll.
National Family Caregivers Month: November 2021
The 2019 American Community Survey counted 488,187 childcare workers; 761,338 personal care aides; and 65,992 personal care and service workers, all other.
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day: October 23, 2021
The U.S. total value of shipments of pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing grew from $67B in 1992 to $298B in 2020 and may exceed $300B in 2021.
The Incandescent Light Bulb (1879): October 22-23, 2021
On Oct. 22-23, 1879, Edison’s team made a light bulb with a carbonized filament of uncoated cotton thread that lasted 14.5 hours, long enough to light a home.
National Nut Day: October 22, 2021
According to foreign trade stats, US exports of nuts were valued at $9.28B in 2020, up from $4.90B in 2010. Imports were $2.86B in 2020, up from $1.48B in 2010.
Earth Science Week: October 10-16, 2021
The 2019 American Community Survey estimated there were about 10.2M civilians age 16 years and over employed in computer, engineering, and science occupations.
Leif Erikson Day (Nordic-American heritage): October 9, 2021
The 2019 American Community Survey estimated 10.9M people in the U.S. reported Nordic ancestry (Danish, Finnish, Icelander, Norwegian and Swedish), about 3.3%.
German-American Day: October 6, 2021
The 2019 American Community Survey estimated there were 40.4M people reporting German ancestry out of a total U.S. population of 328.2M, or about 12.3%.
Fire Prevention Week: October 3-9, 2021
The 2019 American Community Survey estimates there were about 370,000 civilians employed full-time as firefighters, fire inspectors, and supervisors in the U.S.
Global Diversity Awareness Month: October 2021
Diversity is all the ways in which we differ: race, ethnicity, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, parental status, educational background, etc.
Italian-American Heritage and Culture Month: October 2021
The 2019 American Community Survey estimated out of a total U.S. population of 328.2 million, 16.1 million people reported Italian ancestry, or about 4.9%.
National Disability Employment Awareness Month: October 2021
The 2019 American Community Survey estimated that among noninstitutionalized civilians with a disability in the U.S., 7.9M are employed and 0.9M are unemployed.
National Energy Awareness Month: October 2021
The 2019 County Business Patterns report on electric power generation counted 3,491 establishments with 130,597 paid employees and an annual payroll of $15.9B.
National Seafood Month: October 2021
U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade statistics show that the U.S. fish and shellfish exports in 2020 were valued at $4.58B and imports at $21.47B.
Polish-American Heritage Month: October 2021
The 2019 American Community Survey estimated the U.S. population at 328.2M. About 9.0M (roughly 2.7%) reported Polish ancestry.
National Coffee Day: September 29, 2021
U.S. imports of green coffee were valued at $4.4B in 2020, down from $6.9B in 2011 according to foreign trade stats from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Ancestor Appreciation Day: September 27, 2021
From the 2019 American Community Survey, the top reported ancestries in the U.S. are German 40.4M, Irish 30.4M, English 23.6M, American 20.1M and Italian 16.1M.
National Manufacturing Week: September 27-October 1, 2021
The new, weekly Small Business Pulse Survey gauges the pandemic’s impact on manufacturing and other sectors, including information on supply chain disruption.
National Hunting and Fishing Day: September 25, 2021
The 2016 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, & Wildlife-Associated Recreation found 35.8M anglers, 11.5M hunters, and 86.0M wildlife watchers spent $156.9B.
Minority Enterprise Development Week: September 19-25, 2021
The 2018 Annual Business Survey counted 1,048,323 minority firms with 9,432,081 employees and $323 billion in annual payroll.
Unmarried and Single Americans Week: September 19-25, 2021
In 2020, about 45.4% of Americans aged 18 and over, or 114.3 million, were unmarried according to the Current Population Survey.
73rd Emmy Awards (television): September 19, 2021
The 2019 County Business Patterns reports 2,067 establishments in television broadcasting with 122,658 employees and an $11.3 billion annual payroll.
National Dance Day: September 18, 2021
The 2019 County Business Patterns estimated 710 dance companies in the U.S. with 11,055 employees and an annual payroll of $333.4 million.