A Few Fun Facts About Labor Day ?

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Labor Day was observed in Canada before it was in the US. Labor Day was first observed in Canada in 1872, ten years before it was also observed in the United States.

The first state to observe the holiday was Oregon. On February 21 of that year, it declared Labor Day a legal holiday. Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York also ratified the holiday the same year.

Unofficially, the peak hot dog season ends on Labor Day. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, Americans routinely consume 7 billion hot dogs.

As the second most popular holiday for grilling, Labor Day is tied with Memorial Day in popularity.

The U.S. civilian workforce is thought to be made up of more than 164 million people.

In 2022, union membership numbered 14 million among American wage and salaried workers.

The federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour as of this writing. The federal minimum wage was 25 cents per hour when it was created in 1938.

The District of Columbia has the highest state minimum wage in the United States as of January 2022, at $15.20 per hour. At $15 per hour, California comes in second.

There is still much to enjoy in September, even though many people view Labor Day as the unofficial end of summer. The first day of fall is Thursday, September 22, and National Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15.

In the United States, professional football often begins after Labor Day weekend. The Los Angeles Rams will play the Buffalo Bills in the opening NFL game of the 2022 season on Thursday, September 8.