May 27, 2022

Labor Day 2011: Fast Facts and Stats About Jobs and Working in the United States From U.S. Census

You can find the complete compilation of facts and stats put together by the U.S. Census here. Have a great holiday.

A Few Highlights

153.2 million
Number of people 16 and older in the nation’s labor force in July 2011.

5.9 million
The number of people who work from home.

11+ hours
About 11 percent of those who worked at home for some or all of their workweek reported working 11 or more hours in a typical day in 2005. Only about 7 percent of workers who worked outside the home reported doing so.

Projected percentage growth from 2008 to 2018 in the number of network systems and data communication analysts. Forecasters expect this occupation to grow at a faster rate than any other. Meanwhile, the occupation expected to add more positions over this period than any other is registered nurses (581,500).

3.2 million
Number of workers who face extreme commutes to work of 90 or more minutes each day.

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