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Labor Day: By the Numbers

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If you have plans on traveling Labor Day weekend, chances are, your neighbor is too.

According to AAA Travel, 34.1 million Americans are expected to travel 50 or miles during the holiday period, a 4.2% increase from 2013. The anticipated holiday travel is likely due to increased consumer spending, and the improving housing market.

85% of Americans are expected to travel by car, and 8% by air. AAA predicts the busiest day of travel on Saturday, August 30th as travelers take advantage of the extended holiday weekend.

While many will hit the road this weekend, many Americans are opting to stay home.

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American spends about 200 minutes a year doing unpaid domestic work, such as cooking and cleaning around the house.

Many others will work. NBC News reports the average number of hours worked per person is about 1,709 minutes per year.

The average annual salary in the US is $46,440 ($22.33 per hour for full-time workers.)

The Labor Day holiday period began Thursday, August 29th and extends through Monday, September 2nd.

If you're among those traveling, don't forget to download the WRCB Traffic app for all your travel information, including delays and road closures.
 

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