● 155.1 million people 16 or over were in the U.S. labor force as of May 2009
● 7.7 million workers hold down more than one job;
● 10.4 million are self-employed;
● 5.7 million work at home;
● 77 percent of workers in private industry receive a paid vacation as one of their employment benefits;
● 7.2 million are teachers; 1.9 million are customer service representatives; 2.8 million are registered nurses; 293,000 are firefighters; and
● more than 158,000 are librarians!
So, don’t forget to thank a librarian this Labor Day holiday!
Pat, Fairfax County Public Library
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