Thursday, August 30, 2007

Labor day is just for vacationing right?

I am sure many of you are running off this weekend to enjoy one last long weekend before the winter. While we are happy for the day off Labor day gives us, you may not know as much about how it came about.

The U.S. Department of Labor has written up a quick summary of the history of Labor day. For some numbers (statistics, whatever you want to call them), check out the Census Bureau's Fact for Features: Labor Day 2007. Where you can find such fun facts such as, there are 310,000 people who work full-time at two jobs.

And finally, for those of you who just want to enjoy the day off, check out for information on visiting public lands in the United States.

Interested in more information on labor and employment? Check out the library's guide.

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