If you’re planning to make this the first Labor Day weekend in a few years that you load up the car and hit the road, you’re not alone, according to AAA.
Low gas prices and higher wages mean more Americans will travel during the holiday than in any other year since 2008, AAA predicts.
Higher levels of job security are helping families feel better about spending some cash at the end of the summer, says AAA, which expects 35.5 million Americans to take trips of 50 miles or more from home over the weekend.
“A strong labor market, coupled with greater job security and rising home prices, have all helped to increase disposable income,” Beth Mosher of AAA Chicago said in a news release. “Though some consumers remain cautious, these positive indicators are driving a slight increase and allowing millions of Americans to travel on one last summer getaway.”