Thursday, December 28, 2017

The Holiday Season Fun Facts

This festive season, or simply the holidays, is a time for gathering and celebrating with family and friends, gift-giving, reflection and thanks. To commemorate this time of year, we present the following holiday-related facts and figures from the U.S. Census Bureau's collection of statistics. Happy holidays!

$22.7 billion
The estimated retail sales by the nation’s department stores (including leased departments) in December 2016. A decrease of $1.0 billion in retail sales from December of the previous year.

The estimated percentage of jewelry store total sales in 2016 that took place in December.

The December sales accounted for hobby, toy, and game stores in 2016.

The number of locations in Oregon that primarily produced dolls, toys, and games in 2015. California led the nation with 90 establishments.

The total number of Oregon workers (Santa's elves?) employed at the businesses primarily producing dolls, toys, and games in Oregon in 2015.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau Facts for Features.

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