162 million — Number of Americans (over 16) in labor force
40% — U.S. workers who belonged to labor unions in the 1950s (that dropped to 11% by 2018)
1894 — Congress officially makes Labor Day a federal holiday
86% — Americans planning Labor Day weekend travel who will do so by car
41% — Americans who plan to barbecue over Labor Day Weekend
818 — U.S. hot dogs eaten every second from Memorial Day to Labor Day
$685 — Average kid’s back-to-school expenses
$55,000 — Median U.S. household income
705 million (!) — Total number of U.S. unused vacation days (2017)
80% — Americans who would take time off if their boss were more supportive
Labor Day Traditions
Much like Memorial Day, which marks the traditional beginning of summer, Labor Day generally signifies that the season has ended — even though the calendar says otherwise. Holiday sales, barbecues and travel tend to rule the day, while children finally adjust to the harsh reality of “back-to-school” season. As far as U.S. sports are concerned, Labor Day weekend signals that baseball’s pennant races have entered their final stretch, and tennis fans get an extra day to watch the season’s last Grand Slam event — the U.S. Open in New York City. NFL regular-season games typically begin following Labor Day. In 2019 the NFL Kickoff Game takes place on September 5 with the Chicago Bears hosting the Green Bay Packers. It’s one of the league’s all-time great rivalries.
Bible Verses about Labor.
Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.—Colossians 3:23
Six days shall you labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work… Exodus 20:9-10
Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.—Matthew 5:16
You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be bless, and it shall be well with you.—Psalm 128:2
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.—Matthew 11:28
Nothing is better for a man than that he should eat and drink, and that his soul should enjoy good in his labor.—Ecclesiastes 3:22
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