Labor Day Fun Facts

04 Sep Labor Day Fun Facts

As many know, Labor Day falls on Monday, September 4, 2017.  Labor Day is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.

Over the years, many sources have quoted, stated, and provided facts, fun facts, and other related trivia to this day.  If you are looking for the official history, check out the US Department of Labor’s History of Labor Day site.

Viewing other sources for facts about Labor Day, we found that some say some pretty fascinating things….For instance, did you know…

  • three-day weekends make you live longer (source)
  • Labor Day is the official end of Hot Dog Season (source)
  • While Labor Day in Canada began in 1872 in Toronto (source), in 1887, Oregon becomes the first US state to make Labor Day a legal holiday (source)
  • The average American’s commute to work takes 25.8 minutes (source).

However you celebrate Labor Day, or whatever facts you dig up, join data2insight in giving credit to those who have helped our workforce improve.