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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Labor Day brings strong jobs forecast from travel industry

Americans that traveled over the Labor Day weekend supported one of the key industries in the economic recovery, says a new report. Travelers spent $813 billion in 2011, supporting 7.5 million jobs, or around 7 percent of all private-sector workers. When those workers spend their earned money, it boosts the economy even more, supporting 14.4 million jobs, or roughly 1 in 8. Those figures are from a new study by the U.S. Travel Association, a group that lobbies on behalf of the travel industry.

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