September 3, 2012

Happy Labor Day

Today is Labor Day.  It's a 3 day holiday for lots of folks and the "traditional" end of Summer day.  Mom remembers how the beaches and pools would all close in NJ.  Here in Florida, it's almost always Summer!!  

Labor Day 2012

Here's some Labor Day Trivia:

Modern American labor Day Trivia & History:

  • The average time it takes to commute to work. 24.3 minutes
  • Of the 233 counties with populations of 250,000 or more, Queens (41.7 minutes), Richmond (41.3 minutes), Bronx (40.8 minutes) and Kings (39.7 minutes) -– four of the five counties that comprise New York City – experienced the longest average commute-to-work times.
  • The amount of time the average American spends commuting to work each year ismore than 100 hours. (This exceeds the typical two weeks of vacation time taken by many U.S. workers over the course of a year.)
  • 7.3 million workers who hold down more than one job. “Moonlighters” comprise 5 percent of the working population. Of these, 3.8 million work full time at their primary job and part time at their other job, and about 293,000 work full time at both jobs.
  • 10.3 million workers are self-employed.
  • 4.5 million people work at home.
  • 20.3 million females work in educational, health and social services industries. More women work in this industry group than in any other. Manufacturing was the most popular
  • industry among men, with 11.3 million workers.
  • There are an estimated 15.8 million labor union members nationwide. About 13 percent of wage and salary workers belong to unions, with New York having among the highest rates of any state – 25 percent. North Carolina has one of the lowest rates, 3 percent.
As you celebrate the labor day holiday party, remember to give a nod to all the hardworking men and women who marched in solidarity in the days where industrial labor ruled America. Union leaders worked to create the benefits of overtime and sick pay that we enjoy today. So enjoy your 3 day weekend and thanks for all your hard work!

Happy Labor Day from the Florida Furkids, Cousin Trooper and Mom Sharon


Cheysuli and gemini said...

Yeah for the Union Leaders. Not a lot of folks know this but the Woman was a Teamster for awhile!

Prancer Pie said...

Happy Labor Day to our furriends in sunny Florida!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

My human's commute is 30 seconds from the bedroom, upstairs to my office. And I like it that way!

Of course, since she works for me, she is not getting the day off. But maybe Binga, Boodie and I will go easy on her and not leave her any hairballs to deal with.

Cotton said...

Have a great labor Day!!!:D

Mr Puddy said...

Happy Labour Day ! And Happy Birthday Me ; )
What a pawsome day ...tee...heh..heh
Thanks so much to come to my birthday...Hooray !!!!
Miss you guys too

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Happy Labor Day weekend! We hope it was spent not-laboring! MOL.

Gracie=^o.o^= said...

Happy Labor Day weekend right back at you. Know you are having a fun weekend.

Hilary said...

I have never understood why all the NY/NJ beaches close after labor day... it is still so beautiful!

The Island Cats said...

Happy Labor Day to all of you!

Barb and TheDailyGs said...

My commute is considerably less than average. Just saying! :D

Have a lovely long weekend, everybuddy!

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

We heard that this whole "end of summer" thing is for people who live in places who have trees where the leaves actually FALL OFF. But we will do our part by not wearing white collars until spring, to be fashionable.

Happy Labor Day!

Diamond said...

Hope you have a nice time and relax.

Laila and Minchie said...

Happy Labor Day! Great post and stats. When Mom worked, it was a 1.1 mile trip from garage to work parking lot. Three stop lights. It averaged 8 minutes.

Marg said...

Happy Labor day to all of you. Those are some might interesting facts. We sure didn't know all that.
Hope Auntie El is doing all right. Take care.

CCL Wendy said...

Yes, we have Labour Day here in Canada, too (except with spell it with a 'u' in it like the English).

Somehow, though, it seems to have lost its significance for me since I retired. Every day is a holiday! Woo hoo!

Katnip Lounge said...

Happy Labor Day! We sent Mommy off to work bright and early.

Ginger Jasper said...

Happy day to you all and hope you are enjoying your day.. Hugs GJ xx

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

thanks for the great trivia!
Happy Labor Day!

Tillie and Georgia said...

Have a happy day!! We are enjoying it too!!
We love the facts :)
Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Tiger,Treasure,JJ and Julie

Margaret said...

You made me tired, readin' through all that. Have to go lie down.

BeadedTail said...

Happy Labor Day! Those are interesting facts! If humans lessened their commute time, they'd have more time for us! Our mommy's commute is 10 seconds since she works from home.

Pattyskypants said...

All hail to the hard-working people!

Brian said...

Happy non-laboring Labor Day gang!

Katie Isabella said...

Happy Labor Day sweethearts. xox

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Purrsonally, I think the best celebration of Labor Day is to have the Humans labor all day for our benefit! Heh heh!

Happy Labor Day, sweet furiends!

Sweet Purrfections said...

Happy Labor Day! Our mom helped her dad put the cover on his pool today. He does it now (even though it's still hot) to avoid all of the leaves in the pool that start falling.

Katie and Glogirly said...

Wow, those facts are sure eye opening!
Especially the one about commute time versus vacation time!

I'm sure glad I have a short commute from my bed to my chair.
heh heh

: ) Katie

Oui Oui said...

Happy Labor Day! Not that we would know anything about that, but our mom would. She was working 2 jobs for a while, so she is enjoying only 1 job right now.

meowmeowmans said...

Thank you for all that information about Labor Day! :)

we hope you had a terrific day, pals.

The Cat From Hell said...

Those is pretty cool statistics! Mommy likes her commute now though. It is from the bedroom to the office!
Happy Labor Day! (Belated)