Spotlight on Statistics

November 2008

Thanksgiving

Chart Data

Average price per pound of whole, frozen turkey in U.S. cities, 2004-2007
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

Jan 2007

1.103

Feb 2007

1.136

Mar 2007

1.079

Apr 2007

1.081

May 2007

1.146

Jun 2007

1.223

Jul 2007

1.222

Aug 2007

1.229

Sep 2007

1.216

Oct 2007

1.241

Nov 2007

1.113

Dec 2007

1.010

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, 2003-2007
Activity Average hours of participants Percentage that participated

Food and drink preparation

1.08 47.8%

Eating and drinking

1.23 97.8%

Traveling

1.56 79.5%

Religious and spiritual activities

1.68 13.1%

Purchasing goods and services

1.63 46.2%

Socializing and communicating

2.45 42.7%

Participating in sports

2.89 17.4%

Watching TV

3.70 85.0%

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 2007
Type of organization Percent

Public safety

1.3

Not determined

1.7

Environmental or animal care

1.9

Sport, hobby, cultural, or arts

3.5

Other

3.7

Civic, political, professional, or international

5.1

Hospital or other health

7.8

Social or community service

13.7

Educational or youth service

26.2

Religious

35.6

Employment in spectator sports by metropolitan area, 2007 Metropolitan area Employment
Metropolitan area Employment

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY MSA

463

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ MSA

54

Anchorage, AK MSA

93

Ann Arbor, MI MSA

53

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA MSA

1,256

Atlantic City, NJ MSA

36

Austin-Round Rock, TX MSA

286

Bakersfield, CA MSA

208

Baton Rouge, LA MSA

51

Billings, MT MSA

91

Binghamton, NY MSA

387

Bismarck, ND MSA

36

Bloomington, IN MSA

29

Boise City-Nampa, ID MSA

138

Boulder, CO MSA

10

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT MSA

675

Burlington, NC MSA

46

Canton-Massillon, OH MSA

24

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA

602

Charleston-North Charleston, SC MSA

188

Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC MSA

3,572

Charlottesville, VA MSA

31

Chattanooga, TN-GA MSA

98

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

4,094

Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN MSA

1,447

Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH MSA

1,540

College Station-Bryan, TX MSA

11

Colorado Springs, CO MSA

189

Columbia, SC MSA

130

Columbus, GA-AL MSA

74

Columbus, OH MSA

1,079

Corpus Christi, TX MSA

160

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX MSA

3,237

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL MSA

1,132

Denver-Aurora, CO MSA

1,800

Des Moines, IA MSA

214

Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI MSA

2,499

Dover, DE MSA

165

Duluth, MN-WI MSA

46

Durham, NC MSA

126

Elkhart-Goshen, IN MSA

29

El Paso, TX MSA

73

Erie, PA MSA

177

Evansville, IN-KY MSA

268

Fargo, ND-MN MSA

129

Fort Collins-Loveland, CO MSA

123

Fort Walton Beach-Crestview-Destin, FL MSA

20

Fresno, CA MSA

400

Gainesville, GA MSA

275

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI MSA

83

Greeley, CO MSA

90

Greensboro-High Point, NC MSA

346

Greenville, NC MSA

4

Gulfport-Biloxi, MS MSA

44

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV MSA

17

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC MSA

237

Honolulu, HI MSA

25

Hot Springs, AR MSA

598

Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land, TX MSA

2,322

Huntsville, AL MSA

49

Indianapolis, IN MSA

3,315

Jacksonville, FL MSA

997

Janesville, WI MSA

45

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI MSA

15

Kansas City, MO-KS MSA

1,403

Kennewick-Richland-Pasco, WA MSA

51

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA MSA

233

Lafayette, LA MSA

371

Lakeland, FL MSA

372

Laredo, TX MSA

94

Las Vegas-Paradise, NV MSA

486

Lebanon, PA MSA

15

Lewiston-Auburn, ME MSA

14

Lexington-Fayette, KY MSA

1,886

Lima, OH MSA

43

Little Rock-North Little Rock, AR MSA

124

Logan, UT-ID MSA

5

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA MSA

7,216

Louisville, KY-IN MSA

1,700

Manchester-Nashua, NH MSA

182

McAllen-Edinburg-Pharr, TX MSA

85

Medford, OR MSA

47

Memphis, TN-MS-AR MSA

1,182

Merced, CA MSA

58

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL MSA

6,878

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI MSA

1,263

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

1,969

Modesto, CA MSA

77

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC MSA

83

New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA MSA

623

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

8,777

Norwich-New London, CT MSA

120

Ocala, FL MSA

311

Oklahoma City, OK MSA

938

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA MSA

344

Owensboro, KY MSA

3

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA MSA

85

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL MSA

127

Pittsburgh, PA MSA

2,313

Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME MSA

354

Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA MSA

733

Raleigh-Cary, NC MSA

1,061

Reading, PA MSA

205

Redding, CA MSA

17

Richmond, VA MSA

488

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA MSA

728

Rochester, NY MSA

612

St. Louis, MO-IL MSA

1,397

Salinas, CA MSA

50

Salt Lake City, UT MSA

769

San Antonio, TX MSA

592

San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA MSA

1,569

San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA MSA

2,731

San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo, PR MSA

441

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA MSA

20

Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA MSA

97

Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA MSA

242

Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, FL MSA

387

Savannah, GA MSA

69

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA MSA

89

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA MSA

2,339

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD MSA

27

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI MSA

68

Spartanburg, SC MSA

58

Springfield, MA MSA

83

Stockton, CA MSA

86

Toledo, OH MSA

288

Trenton-Ewing, NJ MSA

132

Tucson, AZ MSA

248

Tulsa, OK MSA

333

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA MSA

31

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

252

Visalia-Porterville, CA MSA

56

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

2,449

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA MSA

30

Wenatchee, WA MSA

19

Winston-Salem, NC MSA

200

Worcester, MA MSA

73

Yakima, WA MSA

61

York-Hanover, PA MSA

82

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, 1998-2007, not seasonally adjusted
Month Millions of employees
Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores Clothing and clothing accessories stores General merchandise stores

Jan 98

0.65 1.28 2.68

Feb 98

0.62 1.23 2.58

Mar 98

0.61 1.22 2.57

Apr 98

0.61 1.23 2.58

May 98

0.61 1.24 2.60

Jun 98

0.61 1.26 2.62

Jul 98

0.60 1.26 2.63

Aug 98

0.61 1.27 2.64

Sep 98

0.63 1.25 2.67

Oct 98

0.64 1.26 2.75

Nov 98

0.69 1.33 2.92

Dec 98

0.74 1.39 3.00

Jan 99

0.66 1.29 2.74

Feb 99

0.64 1.26 2.64

Mar 99

0.63 1.25 2.65

Apr 99

0.63 1.26 2.67

May 99

0.64 1.27 2.67

Jun 99

0.64 1.29 2.69

Jul 99

0.64 1.31 2.70

Aug 99

0.65 1.31 2.71

Sep 99

0.67 1.30 2.71

Oct 99

0.68 1.32 2.79

Nov 99

0.72 1.38 2.96

Dec 99

0.78 1.43 3.09

Jan 00

0.69 1.32 2.82

Feb 00

0.67 1.28 2.70

Mar 00

0.66 1.28 2.70

Apr 00

0.66 1.29 2.75

May 00

0.66 1.29 2.72

Jun 00

0.65 1.31 2.75

Jul 00

0.65 1.31 2.74

Aug 00

0.66 1.32 2.77

Sep 00

0.68 1.31 2.79

Oct 00

0.70 1.32 2.87

Nov 00

0.75 1.38 3.07

Dec 00

0.80 1.44 3.15

Jan 01

0.71 1.34 2.85

Feb 01

0.68 1.30 2.76

Mar 01

0.67 1.30 2.75

Apr 01

0.66 1.30 2.76

May 01

0.66 1.30 2.78

Jun 01

0.66 1.31 2.81

Jul 01

0.66 1.31 2.78

Aug 01

0.67 1.32 2.79

Sep 01

0.67 1.29 2.81

Oct 01

0.68 1.30 2.87

Nov 01

0.70 1.36 3.05

Dec 01

0.73 1.41 3.10

Jan 02

0.67 1.32 2.79

Feb 02

0.65 1.26 2.73

Mar 02

0.65 1.27 2.75

Apr 02

0.65 1.27 2.77

May 02

0.65 1.28 2.77

Jun 02

0.65 1.30 2.78

Jul 02

0.65 1.31 2.76

Aug 02

0.65 1.32 2.74

Sep 02

0.66 1.29 2.75

Oct 02

0.66 1.31 2.81

Nov 02

0.69 1.37 3.01

Dec 02

0.72 1.43 3.09

Jan 03

0.66 1.31 2.80

Feb 03

0.64 1.26 2.73

Mar 03

0.63 1.26 2.73

Apr 03

0.63 1.27 2.74

May 03

0.63 1.27 2.75

Jun 03

0.63 1.28 2.76

Jul 03

0.63 1.29 2.76

Aug 03

0.63 1.31 2.79

Sep 03

0.64 1.29 2.81

Oct 03

0.65 1.31 2.87

Nov 03

0.68 1.37 3.03

Dec 03

0.71 1.43 3.10

Jan 04

0.65 1.33 2.82

Feb 04

0.63 1.30 2.75

Mar 04

0.63 1.31 2.77

Apr 04

0.62 1.31 2.79

May 04

0.62 1.33 2.80

Jun 04

0.62 1.36 2.83

Jul 04

0.62 1.37 2.82

Aug 04

0.63 1.38 2.82

Sep 04

0.64 1.36 2.82

Oct 04

0.65 1.37 2.89

Nov 04

0.68 1.44 3.09

Dec 04

0.71 1.50 3.17

Jan 05

0.65 1.39 2.91

Feb 05

0.63 1.35 2.84

Mar 05

0.63 1.35 2.85

Apr 05

0.63 1.35 2.87

May 05

0.63 1.37 2.88

Jun 05

0.63 1.40 2.89

Jul 05

0.63 1.43 2.90

Aug 05

0.64 1.44 2.90

Sep 05

0.64 1.4 2.90

Oct 05

0.65 1.41 2.95

Nov 05

0.69 1.50 3.14

Dec 05

0.72 1.58 3.20

Jan 06

0.66 1.44 2.95

Feb 06

0.64 1.39 2.87

Mar 06

0.64 1.38 2.92

Apr 06

0.63 1.38 2.88

May 06

0.63 1.38 2.89

Jun 06

0.63 1.42 2.88

Jul 06

0.62 1.45 2.87

Aug 06

0.63 1.47 2.88

Sep 06

0.63 1.43 2.87

Oct 06

0.64 1.46 2.94

Nov 06

0.69 1.57 3.11

Dec 06

0.71 1.64 3.17

Jan 07

0.67 1.48 2.97

Feb 07

0.64 1.43 2.91

Mar 07

0.64 1.44 2.99

Apr 07

0.64 1.45 2.92

May 07

0.64 1.45 2.96

Jun 07

0.64 1.47 2.94

Jul 07

0.64 1.50 2.94

Aug 07

0.65 1.52 2.93

Sep 07

0.66 1.47 2.92

Oct 07

0.66 1.49 2.97

Nov 07

0.70 1.63 3.14

Dec 07

0.72 1.67 3.22

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