- Expected COVID-19 impact on Labor Day plans doubled in the past two months: In June, 8% of consumers expected COVID to have a significant impact on Labor Day celebration plans, and that number jumped to 16% in August. Those expecting no impact from COVID fell from 44% in June to 38% in August.
- Plans to celebrate Labor Day with family and friends dropped from 64% in June to 51% in August. Grilling and barbecuing also saw large declines, dropping from 64% earlier this year to 45% in our latest survey. All of these plans remain well below pre-pandemic levels.
- Over 1 in 4 consumers plan to spend more this Labor Day. Despite celebration declines, 28% plan to spend more on their Labor Day festivities than they have in previous years, up slightly from 25% in June.
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- How consumers plan to celebrate this Labor Day
- How Labor Day plans have shifted since June
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