1. On the first Labor Day, Tuesday, September 5, 1882, 10,000 workers marched through New York City before a picnic, concert, and speeches at a park, but many of them lost a day's pay in order to participate.
2. Until the Adamson Act of 1916 first established the eight-hour work day, Americans worked twelve-hour days, seven days a week.
3. Donald Trump has stated that 93 million Americans are unemployed, making the "real" unemployment rate 42% of the working-age population. His numbers include retired senior citizens, teenagers, and stay-at-home parents.
4. The average American employee works 47 hours per week. Almost 40% of employees work 50 hours or more.
5. On Thursday, September 1, the town of Stafford, Texas, hosts their twelfth annual pre-Labor Day Pregnant Bikini Contest with a grand prize of $500. All contestants must be due to go into labor within three months of the competition.