Leaving town for the Labor Day weekend? You’ll be joining a crowd.

AAA’s annual survey for the Labor Day holiday found that 811,500 people say they plan to travel this weekend, a 2.6 percent increase over the number who went somewhere last Labor Day weekend.

This year’s forecast is the highest in four years, suggesting that the economic recovery continues. Before you get too excited by that notion, be aware that the number of people who traveled from the Washington region during the first two big summer holidays — Memorial Day and July 4 — decreased this year

“After staying put throughout the summer, Washingtonians are yearning for travel, so they are getting the heck of out town for Labor Day,” said AAA spokesman John B. Townsend II.