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National Energy Awareness Month: October 2023
There were 3,856 U.S. electric power generation stations with 124,532 paid employees and an annual payroll of $15.9B in 2021, according to the CBP report.

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National Preparedness Month: September 2023
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there were 55.8M U.S. residents 65 years and older in the 2020 Census and 57.8M in the July 1, 2022, population estimates.

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National Wilderness Month: September 2023
The 1964 Wilderness Act created the National Wilderness Preservation System, which now includes 803 areas (111,889,002) in 44 states and Puerto Rico.

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National Coffee Day: September 29, 2023
U.S. imports of green coffee were $3.6B from January to July 2023, down from $4.2B during the same period in 2022, according to U.S. Census Bureau trade stats.

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World Tourism Day: September 27, 2023
Trade.gov/SelectUSA reports that the U.S. travel and tourism industry generated almost $1.9T in 2019, supporting 9.2M jobs and 2.9% of Gross Domestic Product.

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National Hunting and Fishing Day: September 23, 2023
The 2016 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation found 35.8M anglers, 11.5M hunters, and 86.0M wildlife watchers spent $156.9B.

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Halloween: October 31, 2023
Dating back 2,000 years to the Celtic festival of Samhain, Halloween is an ancient tradition associated with images of witches, ghosts and vampires.

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National Dance Day: September 16, 2023
The County Business Patterns estimates there were 745 U.S. dance companies with 8,170 employees and an annual payroll of $291,829 million in 2021.

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Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance: September 11, 2023
The 2021 American Community Survey estimated there were 176,103 U.S. emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics, up from 136,900 in 2010.

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National Staffing Employee Week: September 11-17, 2023
The 2021 County Business Patterns program counted 58,072 employment services establishments with a total of 7,090,847 paid employees and a $417B annual payroll.

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Labor Day: September 4, 2023
The 2021 American Community Survey estimated 109.5M full-time, year-round civilian employed population ages 16 and over in the U.S., down from 113.9M in 2019.

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National Petroleum Day: August 27, 2023
U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services reported seasonally adjusted petroleum exports were 16.0% of U.S. goods exports in June 2022 vs 10.9% in 2019.

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Woodward Dream Cruise: August 19, 2023
The Woodward Dream Cruise claims to be “the world’s largest one-day automotive event, drawing over 1-million people and 40,000 classic cars each year.”

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National Thrift Store Day: August 17, 2023
According to the 2021 County Business Patterns stats, there were 18,640 used merchandise stores in the U.S. with 189,892 employees and a $4.38B annual payroll.

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National Health Center Week: August 6-12, 2023
The 2021 County Business Patterns program counted 54,642 outpatient care centers in the U.S. with 1,225,333 paid employees and an $84.1 billion annual payroll.

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83rd Sturgis Motorcycle Rally: August 4-13, 2023
Sturgis is in Meade County, SD, which grew 1.1% from 2020 to 2022. The 2022 population of Sturgis was 7,170 (Mead County 30,698). The 2015 Rally had 750,000+.

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World Breastfeeding Week: August 1-7, 2023
The 2022 Population Estimates found the resident population under age 1 (shown as 0) was 3,683,113 – up 202,996 from the 2020 Census count of 3,480,117.

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Back to School: August 2023
The October 2021 Current Population Survey found 73.8 million total students enrolled in school, which is 23.5 percent of the population 3 years and older.

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New York 235th Anniversary of Statehood (1788): July 26, 2023
New York gained statehood on July 26, 1788 – (11th state). Nickname: The Empire State. Motto: Excelsior (Ever upward).

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Puerto Rico Constitution Day: July 25, 2023
The U.S. Census Bureau estimated Puerto Rico’s population at 3,221,789 on July 1, 2022, a decline of 2.0% from the 2020 Census on April 1, 2020.

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FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023: July 20 – August 20, 2023
The 9th Women’s World Cup is the first to be hosted by two nations (Australia and New Zealand) and to have 32 teams, up from 24. The U.S. won in 2019 and 2015.

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National Ice Cream Month and Day: July and July 16, 2023
The 2021 County Business Patterns program reports that the ice cream and frozen dessert manufacturing industry had 442 establishments and 22,767 paid employees.

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Summer 2023: June 21-September 23
In the United States, summer 2023 begins with the Summer Solstice on June 21 at 10:58 a.m. EDT and ends with the Autumnal Equinox on Sept. 23 at 2:50 a.m. EDT.

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Father’s Day: June 18, 2023
Over one in four men — 34.3 million — have a biological child who is under 18. Four out of five of these fathers live with some of those children (79.8%).

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Certified Nursing Assistants Week: June 15-21, 2023
The 2021 American Community Survey counted 825,238 nursing assistants, 777,894 personal care aides, and 261,045 home health aides working full-time in the U.S.

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Great Outdoors Month: June 2023
The 2016 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation counted more than $157 billion in expenditures for wildlife-related recreation.

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National Dairy Month: June 2023
From 1992, the total value of shipments of U.S. dairy product manufacturing peaked in June 2022 at $12.0B and was lowest in Dec 1993 at $4.1B.

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National Ocean Month: June 2023
There are 255 coastline counties in the U.S. located in three regions across 23 states: the Atlantic Ocean (129), Pacific Ocean (70), and Gulf of Mexico (56).

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The Fourth of July: 2023
On this day in 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation.

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2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season: June 1-November 30
The U.S. Census Bureau’s OnTheMap for Emergency Management offers real-time access to data about the people living and working in areas affected by hurricanes.

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Wisconsin 175th Anniversary of Statehood (1848): May 29, 2023
Wisconsin gained statehood on May 29, 1848 – (30th state). Nicknames: Badger State, America’s Dairyland. Motto: Forward.

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South Carolina 235th Anniversary of Statehood (1788): May 23, 2023
South Carolina ratified the U.S. Constitution on May 23, 1788 – (8th state). Nickname: The Palmetto State. Motto: Dum spiro spero (While I breathe, I hope).

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National Maritime Day: May 22, 2023
The 2021 County Business Patterns counted 143,325 employees in ship and boat building, 95,754 in support activities, including 61,763 in marine cargo handling.

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National Waitstaff Day: May 21, 2023
The 2021 American Community Survey counted 1,686,901 waiters/waitresses aged 16 and over employed in the U.S. About 29.1% were full-time and 70.9% were female.

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Minnesota 165th Anniversary of Statehood (1858): May 11, 2023
Minnesota ratified the U.S. Constitution on May 11, 1858 – (32nd state). Nickname: Land of 10,000 Lakes. Motto: L'Étoile du Nord (The Star of the North).

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National Nurses Day and Week: May 6 and May 6-12, 2023
The 2021 American Community Survey estimated 2,535,581 registered nurses, 825,238 nursing assistants, and 423,489 licensed practical and vocational nurses.

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