Mother’s Day 2019

On Sunday, May 12th, Americans will celebrate Mother’s Day, a national holiday honoring mothers and motherhood. Mother’s Day was first organized by Anna Jarvis in Grafton, WV and Philadelphia, PA on May 10, 1908. As the annual celebration gained popularity, Jarvis requested that Congress officially recognize a day to honor mothers. In 1914 Congress designated the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day.

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U.S. Census Bureau Releases Income and Poverty Estimates for States & Counties

The U.S. Census Bureau has recently released their findings on income and poverty estimates for the nation’s states, counties and school districts in the new Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) report. Key findings for the year 2017 are that 11.3 percent of counties had a statistically significant increase in median household income compared to 2007, while 7.5 percent had a decreased in that same time period.

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Happy Labor Day Weekend 2018

As August comes to a close, Americans are gearing up to celebrate Labor Day weekend. Labor Day, which takes place Monday, September 3rd this year,  is a federal holiday celebrating the contributions and success of American workers. It also commemorates the American labor movement which fought for workers’ rights and saw the emergence of shorter work days and the end of child labor in the United States.

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