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Labor Day: September 2, 2019

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Presidential Proclamation 2018

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.”

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Key Stats:

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

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More Stats:

From Census.gov > Topics > Employment:

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Our Jobs

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

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Another Day, Another Dollar
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Say Goodbye to Summer

Source: 2016 County Business Patterns.

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NAICS 448130, Children and infants’ clothing stores
NAICS 448140, Family clothing stores
NAICS 448210, Shoe stores
NAICS 451110, Sporting goods stores

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NAICS 451211, Book stores
NAICS 4521, Department stores
NAICS 453210, Office supply and stationery stores

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From Monthly Retail Trade (1992-2018):

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Commuting

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

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