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Biggest Labor Day Travel Weekend Since Recession Predicted

Holiday travel is expected to be up about 4 percent from Labor Day 2012.

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More Hoosiers are expected to travel this holiday weekend than have in the five years since the recession.

More people are traveling this Labor Day weekend than have in recent years.

AAA says it‘s the biggest Labor Day holiday travel weekend since the 2008 financial crises.

Hoosier Motor Club Spokesman Greg Seiter says more than 34 million Americans will hit the road or airport and travel more than 50 miles from home. That figure is up about 4.2 percent over the 32.7 million who traveled this time last year.

Seiter says falling unemployment, economic growth and higher consumer confidence are the reasons why more folks are traveling this year. The majority of travelers will do so by car. That‘s slightly more than last year.

Gas prices are about three percent lower than this time last year. Air travel is also expected to be up slightly.

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