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Monday, September 2, 2013

Happy Labor Day

Happy Labor Day

Labor Day Fun Facts

The holiday is a creation of the labor movement in the late 1800's and it was designated a holiday on June 29, 1894, when President Grover Cleveland signed the bill making the first Monday in September a national holiday.

In May 2012, the job with the most U.S. workers was retail sales, with 4.34 million employees. Farming was not in the top 10.

By comparison in 1910, the top occupation was farmer (owner or tenant) with 6.13 million workers. The second and third largest occupations were paid farm laborers and unpaid family farm workers.
 
Enjoy Labor Day!

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