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Release Number CB20-SFS.107

Presidential Proclamation 2019

From the U.S. Department of Labor, History of Labor Day:

“Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

“The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed in 1885 and 1886. From these, a movement developed to secure state legislation. The first state bill was introduced into the New York legislature, but the first to become law was passed by Oregon on February 21, 1887. During 1887 four more states — Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York — created the Labor Day holiday by legislative enactment. By the end of the decade Connecticut, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania had followed suit. By 1894, 23 more states had adopted the holiday, and on June 28, 1894, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories.”

Key Stats:

Source: 2017 American Community Survey (ACS), 1-Year Estimates.

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From > Topics > Employment:

Our Jobs

Source: 2018 American Community Survey (ACS), 1-Year Estimates.

Another Day, Another Dollar

From the Library > Income & Poverty Publications:

Employee Benefits

From the Library > Health Insurance Publications

Say Goodbye to Summer

  • NAICS 44811, Men’s clothing stores
  • NAICS 44812, Women’s clothing stores
  • NAICS 44821, Shoe stores
  • NAICS 45121, Book stores and news dealers
  • NAICS 45221, Department stores
  • NAICS 45321, Office supply and stationery stores

From Monthly Retail Trade (1992-2020):


Source: 2018 American Community Survey (ACS), 1-Year Estimates.

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