Here are stats about the nation’s workforce, according to the U.S. Census Bureau:
10,000 — Number of workers who marched in what is believed to have been the first Labor Day observance, on Sept. 5, 1882.
1894 — Year President Glover Cleveland signed a bill designating the first Monday in September as Labor Day.
155.1 million — Number of people 16 and older in the nation’s labor force, as of May 2009.
83 — Percent of full-time workers ages 18 to 64 covered by health insurance during all or part of 2007.
77 — Percent of workers in private industry who receive a paid vacation as part of their benefits.
7.2 million — Number of teachers in the United States, the most commonly held job.
7.7 million — Number of workers who hold down more than one job.
288,000 — Number of moonlighters who work full time at two jobs.
10.4 million — Number of self-employed workers.
28 — Percent of workers 16 and older who work more than 40 hours a week. Eight percent work 60 hours or more a week.
4 — Median number of years workers have been with their current employers. Nine percent of those employed have been with their current employer for 20 or more years.
15.7 million — Number of labor union members nationwide. Alaska, Hawaii and New York have the highest rates of union workers, with North Carolina having one of the lowest rates.
5.7 million — Number of people who work at home.
$45,113 and $35,102 — 2007 annual median income for male and female full-time, year-round workers, respectively.
53 — Projected percentage growth from 2006 to 2016 in the number of systems and data communication analyst positions.
25.3 — Minutes the average commute to work takes for Americans.