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Bill of Rights Day (1791): December 15, 2022
The first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution focus on individual rights and were ratified on Dec. 15, 1791. Amendment I protects freedom of expression.


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Pennsylvania 235th Anniversary of Statehood (1787): December 12, 2022
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania ratified the U.S. Constitution on December 12, 1787. It was the second of the original 13 colonies to join the Union.


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Mississippi 205th Anniversary of Statehood (1817): December 10, 2022
Mississippi was admitted to the Union on December 10, 1817, as the 20th state, with generally the same boundary as the present state.


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Delaware 235th Anniversary of Statehood (1787): December 7, 2022
Delaware ratified the U.S. Constitution on Dec. 7, 1787. It was the first of the original 13 colonies to join the Union and is thus known as “The First State.”


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National Miners Day: December 6, 2022
Q2 2022 Quarterly Financial Report found mining corporations had unadjusted sales of $146.9B, up $68.5B from Q2 2021, and up $27.7B from Q1 sales of $119.1B.


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The 2022 Holiday Season
The Census Bureau presents holiday-related facts and figures from its collection of statistics.


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Small Business Saturday: November 26, 2022
The 2020 County Business Patterns series counted 8,000,178 establishments in the U.S. Most (6,819,150) had less than 20 employees and averaged about 4.4 each.


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Black Friday: November 25, 2022
According to 2020 County Business Patterns, the retail trade sector had 1,036,821 establishments, 15.8 million employees and $484.9 billion in annual payroll.


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FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™: November 20 – December 18
The 22nd World Cup - the first hosted in the Middle East - saw 206 countries compete for 32 slots. The 2023 Women’s World Cup is in Australia and New Zealand.


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National Child's Day: November 20, 2022
The majority of America’s 72.6M children under 18 live with two parents (70%). The second most common are children living with mother only (22%).


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America Recycles Day: November 15, 2022
Did you know a recent EPA study found that recycling and reuse activities in the United States accounted for 681,000 jobs and $37.8 billion in wages?


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Geography Awareness Week: November 14-18, 2022
The 2020 County Business Patterns counted 1,015 Geophysical Surveying and Mapping establishments in the U.S. with 8,139 employees and a $633.6M annual payroll.


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American Education Week: November 13-19, 2022
In the U.S., per student (public pre-K through 12th grade) spending was $13,494 in FY2020, a 2.33% increase from 2019, and enrollment was 48.0 million.


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National Family Caregivers Month: November 2022
The 2021 American Community Survey counted 777,894 personal care aides, 380,451 childcare workers, and 261,045 home health aides.


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National Aviation History Month: November 2022
The 2021 M3 Survey reported the seasonally adjusted value of shipments of U.S. total defense aircraft and parts at $63.9B and nondefense at $112.0B.


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National Diabetes Month: November 2022
The 2020 County Business Patterns program counted 8,330 kidney dialysis centers in the U.S. with 132,491 paid employees and a $7.4 billion annual payroll.


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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day: October 29, 2022
The U.S. seasonally adjusted total value of shipments of pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing grew from $67B in 1992 to $255B in 2021.


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The Incandescent Light Bulb (1879): October 22-23, 2022
On Oct. 22-23, 1879, Edison’s team made a light bulb with a carbonized filament of uncoated cotton thread that lasted 14.5 hours, long enough to light a home.


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National Nut Day: October 22, 2022
According to foreign trade stats, US exports of nuts were valued at $9.28B in 2020, up from $4.90B in 2010. Imports were $2.86B in 2020, up from $1.48B in 2010.


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Fire Prevention Week: October 9-15, 2022
The 2021 American Community Survey estimates there were about 375,000 civilians employed full-time as firefighters, fire inspectors, and supervisors in the U.S.


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Earth Science Week: October 9-15, 2022
The 2021 American Community Survey estimated about 11.1M civilians aged 16 and over were employed in computer, engineering, and science occupations.


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National Manufacturing Week: October 3-7, 2022
The U.S. Census Bureau joins a group of public and private organizations in celebrating the importance of the manufacturing sector of the nation’s economy.


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National Energy Awareness Month: October 2022
The 2020 County Business Patterns report on electric power generation counted 3,664 establishments with 127,456 paid employees and an annual payroll of $15.9B.


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National Seafood Month: October 2022
The 2020 County Business Patterns counted 10,772 establishments, $4.54B annual payroll, and 70,725 employees in fishing, seafood, and marina industries.


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National Coffee Day: September 29, 2022
U.S. imports of green coffee were $3.5B in the first half of 2022, up from $2.1B in the first half of 2021 according to U.S. Census Bureau foreign trade stats.


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World Tourism Day: September 27, 2022
Trade.gov/SelectUSA reports that the U.S. travel and tourism industry generated almost $1.9T in economic output in 2019, supporting 9.2M jobs and 2.9% of GDP.


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National Hunting and Fishing Day: September 24, 2022
The 2016 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation found 35.8M anglers, 11.5M hunters, and 86.0M wildlife watchers spent $156.9B.


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National Dance Day: September 17, 2022
The 2020 County Business Patterns estimated 710 dance companies in the U.S. with 11,055 employees and an annual payroll of $333.4 million.


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National Staffing Employee Week: September 12-18, 2022
The 2020 County Business Patterns program counted 53,330 employment services establishments with a total of 7,050,453 paid employees and a $335B annual payroll.


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74th Emmy Awards (Television): September 12, 2022
The 2020 County Business Patterns reports 2,109 establishments in television broadcasting with 137,106 employees and a $13.3 billion annual payroll.


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Halloween: October 31, 2022
Dating back 2,000 years to the Celtic festival of Samhain, Halloween is an ancient tradition associated with images of witches, ghosts and vampires.


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Labor Day: September 5, 2022
The 2019 American Community Survey estimated 113.9M full-time, year-round civilian employed population aged 16 and over in the U.S., up from 94.7M in 2010.


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National Wilderness Month: September 2022
The 1964 Wilderness Act created the National Wilderness Preservation System, which now includes 803 areas (111,706,287) in 44 states and Puerto Rico.


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National Preparedness Month: September 2022
When major disasters strike, visit the Census Bureau's Emergency Management page (under TOPIC) to access demographic and economic data for the impacted areas.


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Woodward Dream Cruise: August 20, 2022
The 26th Woodward Dream Cruise was canceled in 2021. Past cruises drew 40,000 classic cars and 1.5M people along its route from Ferndale to Pontiac, Mich.


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National Aviation Day: August 19, 2022
The Quarterly Service Survey estimated U.S. total revenue for air transportation was $101.6B in 2020, down from $148.4B in 2010. Q4 2019 was a record $60.5B.

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