January 19, 2022

Labor Day 2013: 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.

A Few Highlights

155.7 million

Number of people 16 and older in the nation’s labor force in May 2013.

$48,202 and $37,118

The 2011 real median earnings for male and female full-time, year-round workers, respectively.


The number of shoe stores for back-to-school shopping in 2011.

5.7 million

Number of commuters who left for work between midnight and 4:59 a.m. in 2011. They represented 4.3 percent of all commuters.

25.5 minutes

The average time it took workers in the U.S. to commute to work in 2011. Maryland and New York had the most time-consuming commutes, averaging 32.2 and 31.5 minutes, respectively.

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About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.