The Data Analytics of Labor Day – Infographic

September 2, 2011
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This weekend is considered the last blast of summer with millions traveling and millions of kids and teachers getting ready to hit the books next week.

Monday, millions of Americans will be off work in celebration of the 119th official Labor Day. The holiday actually dates back to 1882, but it took more than a decade to become a federal holiday.

This weekend is considered the last blast of summer with millions traveling and millions of kids and teachers getting ready to hit the books next week.

Monday, millions of Americans will be off work in celebration of the 119th official Labor Day. The holiday actually dates back to 1882, but it took more than a decade to become a federal holiday.

In celebration of this day of rest, BBQ (the third most popular day behind July 4 and Memorial Day) and travel, we thought it would be fun to explore the data analytics of America’s labor force. In the following infographic, courtesy of CreditDonkey.com, you’ll see a breakdown of America’s most common jobs, the commutes we all endure and the average number of hours Americans clock to make a living.

In addition, you’ll see that the highest areas of job growth is in data analytics arena! Network systems and data communications analysts are expected to grow by 53% between 2006 and 2016 (see below).

Finally, hats off to our most popular profession – the 7.2 million American teachers. We salute you and wish you a pleasant school year.

labor day photo (data analytics)

Amanda Brandon
Spotfire Blogging Team