Today's Labor Day could feel even more rewarding

New poll suggest Americans working longer hours.


oes your Labor Day feel even more
satisfying than previous years? A new Gallup survey shows most-full time American employees are probably logging more time on the job than ever before. Of those surveyed and required to work a 40 hour week, on average work 47 hours a week. 18 percent say they work 60 or more hours a week.

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics website, there are more than 155 million men and women currently part of the U.S. workforce.

The Gallup survey suggest salary based workers may be enjoying greater income, but they also pay the price by sacrificing more of their personal time. This could mean today's barbeque cook-outs and spending time with family and friends may feel even more rewarding.

While Labor Day has evolved, the U.S. Department of Labor says it's important today to recognize the contributions of workers strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.