By the Numbers




5 — Number of games between Memphis and Ole Miss among the Liberty Bowl's top 10 attendance figures

53,339 — Attendance at the last Tiger-Rebel game in Memphis (2005).

74.2 — Average temperature during a Memphis September

3.5 — Average inches of rain Memphis receives during a typical September

1882 — Year that Labor Day was first observed, organized by the Central Labor Union in New York City

151.3 million — Number of workers in the American civilian workforce in 2006

70.2 million — Number of women in the American workforce

46.4 — Percent of women comprising the total workforce

10.5 — Estimated number of workers who are self-employed

24.3 — Average number of minutes it took for the daily commute to work in 2003

7.5 million — Number of workers who hold down more than one job

10.2 — Average number of vacation days taken by an American worker each year

178 —Rank of Big Star's "September Gurls" on Rolling Stone's list of greatest songs ever written

1978 — Year Shelby Foote's September, September was published

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