Spotlight on Statistics

November 2007

Thanksgiving

Chart Data

Percent of total food expenditures spent on food at home and food away from home, for a family of four, 1984 and 2006
Year At home Away from home

1984

64.0 36.0

2006

56.6 43.4

These data are based on food expenditures for four persons in a consumer unit.

Average price per pound of whole, frozen turkey in U.S. cities, 2004-2006
Month Price per pound ($)

Jan 2004

1.084

Feb 2004

1.094

Mar 2004

1.134

Apr 2004

1.084

May 2004

1.090

Jun 2004

1.117

Jul 2004

1.129

Aug 2004

1.142

Sep 2004

1.088

Oct 2004

1.123

Nov 2004

0.996

Dec 2004

1.003

Jan 2005

1.058

Feb 2005

1.063

Mar 2005

1.061

Apr 2005

1.058

May 2005

1.069

Jun 2005

1.080

Jul 2005

1.068

Aug 2005

1.063

Sep 2005

1.121

Oct 2005

1.137

Nov 2005

1.023

Dec 2005

1.066

Jan 2006

1.069

Feb 2006

1.197

Mar 2006

1.209

Apr 2006

1.111

May 2006

1.084

Jun 2006

1.128

Jul 2006

1.130

Aug 2006

1.106

Sep 2006

1.151

Oct 2006

1.149

Nov 2006

0.973

Dec 2006

0.991

Average hours per day spent in selected primary activities for persons who engaged in the activity and average percent of the civilian population engaged in the activity per day, Thanksgiving weekends, 2003-2006
Activity Average hours of participants Percentage that participated

Food and drink preparation

1.05 46.9%

Eating and drinking

1.23 97.6%

Traveling

1.57 78.5%

Religious and spiritual activities

1.65 11.8%

Purchasing goods and services

1.66 46.2%

Socializing and communicating

2.51 43.7%

Participating in sports

2.82 17.3%

Watching TV

3.66 84.8%

Calculations based on the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend.
Data refer to persons 15 years and over.

Volunteers by type of main organization for which volunteer activities were performed, September 2006
Type of organization Percent

Public safety

1.3

Not determined

1.5

Environmental or animal care

1.6

Other

3.4

Sport, hobby, cultural, or arts

3.7

Civic, political, professional, or international

6.1

Hospital or other health

8.1

Social or community service

12.7

Educational or youth service

26.4

Religious

35.0

Employment in spectator sports by metropolitan area, 2006
Metropolitan area Employment

Albany, GA MSA

12

Albuquerque, NM MSA

170

Amarillo, TX MSA

27

Anchorage, AK MSA

66

Ann Arbor, MI MSA

53

Appleton, WI MSA

141

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA MSA

1,361

Atlantic City, NJ MSA

57

Austin-Round Rock, TX MSA

306

Bakersfield, CA MSA

185

Baton Rouge, LA MSA

45

Battle Creek, MI MSA

33

Binghamton, NY MSA

330

Birmingham-Hoover, AL MSA

376

Bismarck, ND MSA

41

Boulder, CO MSA

16

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT MSA

702

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA

569

Charleston-North Charleston, SC MSA

188

Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC MSA

3,300

Charlottesville, VA MSA

18

Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI MSA

4,362

Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN MSA

1,483

Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH MSA

1,536

Colorado Springs, CO MSA

185

Columbia, SC MSA

262

Columbus, OH MSA

1,105

Corpus Christi, TX MSA

172

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX MSA

3,067

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL MSA

91

Dayton, OH MSA

238

Decatur, IL MSA

7

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL MSA

1,139

Denver-Aurora, CO MSA

1,656

Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI MSA

2,495

Duluth, MN-WI MSA

65

Durham, NC MSA

107

El Paso, TX MSA

99

Erie, PA MSA

163

Evansville, IN-KY MSA

270

Fargo, ND-MN MSA

115

Fayetteville, NC MSA

18

Fort Collins-Loveland, CO MSA

170

Fort Walton Beach-Crestview-Destin, FL MSA

18

Fresno, CA MSA

393

Gainesville, GA MSA

60

Greeley, CO MSA

93

Greensboro-High Point, NC MSA

318

Greenville, SC MSA

105

Gulfport-Biloxi, MS MSA

24

Honolulu, HI MSA

28

Hot Springs, AR MSA

552

Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land, TX MSA

2,280

Huntsville, AL MSA

48

Idaho Falls, ID MSA

58

Indianapolis, IN MSA

3,601

Jackson, MS MSA

120

Jacksonville, FL MSA

953

Janesville, WI MSA

50

Jonesboro, AR MSA

4

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI MSA

21

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA MSA

245

Knoxville, TN MSA

12

Lafayette, LA MSA

363

Lakeland, FL MSA

336

Lancaster, PA MSA

174

Laredo, TX MSA

46

Las Vegas-Paradise, NV MSA

422

Lebanon, PA MSA

14

Lewiston-Auburn, ME MSA

16

Lexington-Fayette, KY MSA

1,695

Little Rock-North Little Rock, AR MSA

96

Logan, UT-ID MSA

5

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA MSA

7,003

Louisville, KY-IN MSA

1,678

Madera, CA MSA

26

Manchester-Nashua, NH MSA

185

McAllen-Edinburg-Pharr, TX MSA

65

Medford, OR MSA

42

Memphis, TN-MS-AR MSA

1,179

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL MSA

5,410

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI MSA

1,090

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI MSA

1,950

Mobile, AL MSA

233

Modesto, CA MSA

55

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC MSA

64

Naples-Marco Island, FL MSA

3

Nashville-Davidson—Murfreesboro, TN MSA

637

New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA MSA

415

New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island,NY-NJ-PA MSA

8,002

Norwich-New London, CT MSA

79

Ocala, FL MSA

381

Odessa, TX MSA

98

Oklahoma City, OK MSA

1,008

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA MSA

366

Owensboro, KY MSA

9

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA MSA

71

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL MSA

123

Peoria, IL MSA

122

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD MSA

3,460

Pittsburgh, PA MSA

2,143

Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME MSA

358

Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA MSA

720

Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY MSA

149

Raleigh-Cary, NC MSA

1,217

Reading, PA MSA

302

Redding, CA MSA

20

Richmond, VA MSA

517

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA MSA

752

Roanoke, VA MSA

76

Rochester, MN MSA

5

Rochester, NY MSA

627

Sacramento—Arden-Arcade—Roseville, CA MSA

829

St. Cloud, MN MSA

10

St. Louis, MO-IL MSA

1,455

Salt Lake City, UT MSA

673

San Antonio, TX MSA

635

San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA MSA

1,559

Sandusky, OH MSA

43

San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA MSA

2,666

San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo, PR MSA

405

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA MSA

13

Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA MSA

102

Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA MSA

277

Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, FL MSA

262

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA MSA

2,382

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA MSA

128

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD MSA

31

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI MSA

111

Spartanburg, SC MSA

49

Spokane, WA MSA

215

Stockton, CA MSA

48

Toledo, OH MSA

292

Topeka, KS MSA

66

Trenton-Ewing, NJ MSA

134

Tucson, AZ MSA

312

Tulsa, OK MSA

296

Utica-Rome, NY MSA

150

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA MSA

26

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC MSA

285

Visalia-Porterville, CA MSA

39

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV MSA

2,409

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA MSA

24

Wichita, KS MSA

232

Williamsport, PA MSA

72

Wilmington, NC MSA

15

Winston-Salem, NC MSA

170

Worcester, MA MSA

63

Yakima, WA MSA

70

York-Hanover, PA MSA

90

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA MSA

126

Yuba City, CA MSA

21

Areas for which data do not meet BLS or State agency disclosure standards are not shown.

MSA = Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Monthly employment in general merchandise stores, clothing and clothing accessories stores, and sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores, 1997-2006, not seasonally adjusted
Month Millions of employees
General merchandise stores Clothing and clothing
accessories stores
Sporting goods, hobby,
book and music stores

Jan 1997

2.65 1.24 0.64

Feb 1997

2.54 1.19 0.60

Mar 1997

2.56 1.19 0.60

Apr 1997

2.56 1.19 0.59

May 1997

2.57 1.20 0.60

Jun 1997

2.60 1.22 0.59

Jul 1997

2.60 1.22 0.59

Aug 1997

2.63 1.23 0.60

Sep 1997

2.62 1.22 0.62

Oct 1997

2.71 1.25 0.64

Nov 1997

2.88 1.31 0.70

Dec 1997

2.97 1.37 0.75

Jan 1998

2.68 1.28 0.65

Feb 1998

2.58 1.23 0.62

Mar 1998

2.57 1.22 0.61

Apr 1998

2.58 1.23 0.61

May 1998

2.60 1.24 0.61

Jun 1998

2.62 1.26 0.61

Jul 1998

2.63 1.26 0.60

Aug 1998

2.64 1.27 0.61

Sep 1998

2.67 1.25 0.63

Oct 1998

2.75 1.26 0.64

Nov 1998

2.92 1.33 0.69

Dec 1998

3.00 1.39 0.74

Jan 1999

2.74 1.29 0.66

Feb 1999

2.64 1.26 0.64

Mar 1999

2.65 1.25 0.63

Apr 1999

2.67 1.26 0.63

May 1999

2.67 1.27 0.64

Jun 1999

2.69 1.29 0.64

Jul 1999

2.70 1.31 0.64

Aug 1999

2.71 1.31 0.65

Sep 1999

2.71 1.30 0.67

Oct 1999

2.79 1.32 0.68

Nov 1999

2.96 1.38 0.72

Dec 1999

3.09 1.43 0.78

Jan 2000

2.82 1.32 0.69

Feb 2000

2.70 1.28 0.67

Mar 2000

2.70 1.28 0.66

Apr 2000

2.75 1.29 0.66

May 2000

2.72 1.29 0.66

Jun 2000

2.75 1.31 0.65

Jul 2000

2.74 1.31 0.65

Aug 2000

2.77 1.32 0.66

Sep 2000

2.79 1.31 0.68

Oct 2000

2.87 1.32 0.70

Nov 2000

3.07 1.38 0.75

Dec 2000

3.15 1.44 0.80

Jan 2001

2.85 1.34 0.71

Feb 2001

2.76 1.30 0.68

Mar 2001

2.75 1.30 0.67

Apr 2001

2.76 1.30 0.66

May 2001

2.78 1.30 0.66

Jun 2001

2.81 1.31 0.66

Jul 2001

2.78 1.31 0.66

Aug 2001

2.79 1.32 0.67

Sep 2001

2.81 1.29 0.67

Oct 2001

2.87 1.30 0.68

Nov 2001

3.05 1.36 0.70

Dec 2001

3.10 1.41 0.73

Jan 2002

2.79 1.32 0.67

Feb 2002

2.73 1.26 0.65

Mar 2002

2.75 1.27 0.65

Apr 2002

2.77 1.27 0.65

May 2002

2.77 1.28 0.65

Jun 2002

2.78 1.30 0.65

Jul 2002

2.76 1.31 0.65

Aug 2002

2.74 1.32 0.65

Sep 2002

2.75 1.29 0.66

Oct 2002

2.81 1.31 0.66

Nov 2002

3.01 1.37 0.69

Dec 2002

3.09 1.43 0.72

Jan 2003

2.80 1.31 0.66

Feb 2003

2.73 1.26 0.64

Mar 2003

2.73 1.26 0.63

Apr 2003

2.74 1.27 0.63

May 2003

2.75 1.27 0.63

Jun 2003

2.76 1.28 0.63

Jul 2003

2.76 1.29 0.63

Aug 2003

2.79 1.31 0.63

Sep 2003

2.81 1.29 0.64

Oct 2003

2.87 1.31 0.65

Nov 2003

3.03 1.37 0.68

Dec 2003

3.10 1.43 0.71

Jan 2004

2.82 1.33 0.65

Feb 2004

2.75 1.30 0.63

Mar 2004

2.77 1.31 0.63

Apr 2004

2.79 1.31 0.62

May 2004

2.80 1.33 0.62

Jun 2004

2.83 1.36 0.62

Jul 2004

2.82 1.37 0.62

Aug 2004

2.82 1.38 0.63

Sep 2004

2.82 1.36 0.64

Oct 2004

2.89 1.37 0.65

Nov 2004

3.09 1.44 0.68

Dec 2004

3.17 1.50 0.71

Jan 2005

2.91 1.39 0.65

Feb 2005

2.84 1.35 0.63

Mar 2005

2.85 1.35 0.63

Apr 2005

2.87 1.35 0.63

May 2005

2.88 1.37 0.63

Jun 2005

2.89 1.40 0.63

Jul 2005

2.90 1.43 0.63

Aug 2005

2.90 1.44 0.64

Sep 2005

2.90 1.40 0.64

Oct 2005

2.95 1.41 0.65

Nov 2005

3.14 1.50 0.69

Dec 2005

3.20 1.58 0.72

Jan 2006

2.95 1.44 0.66

Feb 2006

2.87 1.39 0.64

Mar 2006

2.92 1.38 0.64

Apr 2006

2.87 1.38 0.63

May 2006

2.88 1.38 0.63

Jun 2006

2.86 1.41 0.63

Jul 2006

2.85 1.44 0.62

Aug 2006

2.85 1.45 0.64

Sep 2006

2.83 1.41 0.63

Oct 2006

2.89 1.44 0.64

Nov 2006

3.07 1.55 0.69

Dec 2006

3.12 1.61 0.72

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