Seasonally adjusted hours series from the Current Population Survey

Chart 1. Average hours at work, persons at work in all industries, seasonally adjusted, June 1976–March 2010
Month and year Total at work Usually work full time

Jun 1976

38.7 --

Jul 1976

38.7 --

Aug 1976

38.7 --

Sep 1976

38.8 --

Oct 1976

38.7 --

Nov 1976

38.9 --

Dec 1976

38.8 --

Jan 1977

38.2 --

Feb 1977

39.0 --

Mar 1977

38.6 --

Apr 1977

39.0 --

May 1977

39.0 --

Jun 1977

38.9 --

Jul 1977

38.9 --

Aug 1977

38.8 --

Sep 1977

38.8 --

Oct 1977

38.9 --

Nov 1977

38.8 --

Dec 1977

38.5 --

Jan 1978

38.3 --

Feb 1978

38.8 --

Mar 1978

38.8 --

Apr 1978

38.8 --

May 1978

38.9 --

Jun 1978

39.2 --

Jul 1978

39.0 --

Aug 1978

39.1 --

Sep 1978

39.0 --

Oct 1978

39.0 --

Nov 1978

38.9 --

Dec 1978

39.0 --

Jan 1979

38.8 --

Feb 1979

38.8 --

Mar 1979

38.9 --

Apr 1979

38.5 --

May 1979

39.1 --

Jun 1979

39.0 --

Jul 1979

39.0 --

Aug 1979

38.9 --

Sep 1979

39.0 --

Oct 1979

39.1 --

Nov 1979

39.0 --

Dec 1979

38.9 --

Jan 1980(1)

38.7 --

Feb 1980(1)

38.7 --

Mar 1980(1)

38.5 --

Apr 1980(1)

38.5 --

May 1980(1)

38.5 --

Jun 1980(1)

38.4 --

Jul 1980(1)

38.3 --

Aug 1980

38.4 --

Sep 1980

38.5 --

Oct 1980

38.5 --

Nov 1980

38.5 --

Dec 1980

38.5 --

Jan 1981

38.5 --

Feb 1981

38.4 --

Mar 1981

38.5 --

Apr 1981

38.2 --

May 1981

38.4 --

Jun 1981

38.4 --

Jul 1981(1)

38.5 --

Aug 1981(1)

38.4 --

Sep 1981(1)

38.3 --

Oct 1981(1)

38.1 --

Nov 1981(1)

38.4 --

Dec 1981(1)

38.3 --

Jan 1982(1)

36.7 --

Feb 1982(1)

38.3 --

Mar 1982(1)

38.2 --

Apr 1982(1)

38.1 --

May 1982(1)

38.1 --

Jun 1982(1)

38.0 --

Jul 1982(1)

38.0 --

Aug 1982(1)

38.0 --

Sept 1982(1)

37.9 --

Oct 1982(1)

37.9 --

Nov 1982(1)

37.9 --

Dec 1982

38.0 --

Jan 1983

38.1 --

Feb 1983

37.8 --

Mar 1983

38.0 --

Apr 1983

38.3 --

May 1983

38.2 --

Jun 1983

38.3 --

Jul 1983

38.3 --

Aug 1983

38.4 --

Sep 1983

38.4 --

Oct 1983

38.5 --

Nov 1983

38.1 --

Dec 1983

38.6 --

Jan 1984

38.5 --

Feb 1984

38.8 --

Mar 1984

38.5 --

Apr 1984

38.7 --

May 1984

38.7 --

Jun 1984

38.8 --

Jul 1984

38.8 --

Aug 1984

38.7 --

Sep 1984

38.9 --

Oct 1984

38.8 --

Nov 1984

38.9 --

Dec 1984

38.8 --

Jan 1985

38.9 --

Feb 1985

38.7 --

Mar 1985

39.0 --

Apr 1985

39.0 --

May 1985

39.1 --

Jun 1985

39.0 --

Jul 1985

38.9 --

Aug 1985

38.9 --

Sep 1985

39.0 --

Oct 1985

39.0 --

Nov 1985

39.1 --

Dec 1985

39.0 --

Jan 1986

39.2 --

Feb 1986

38.9 --

Mar 1986

39.0 --

Apr 1986

38.9 --

May 1986

38.9 --

Jun 1986

39.0 --

Jul 1986

38.9 --

Aug 1986

39.1 --

Sep 1986

39.0 --

Oct 1986

39.1 --

Nov 1986

39.1 --

Dec 1986

39.2 --

Jan 1987

39.1 --

Feb 1987

39.4 --

Mar 1987

39.2 --

Apr 1987

39.2 --

May 1987

39.2 --

Jun 1987

39.1 --

Jul 1987

39.3 --

Aug 1987

39.2 --

Sep 1987

39.4 --

Oct 1987

39.2 --

Nov 1987

39.2 --

Dec 1987

39.3 --

Jan 1988

39.2 --

Feb 1988

39.3 --

Mar 1988

39.4 --

Apr 1988

39.8 --

May 1988

39.4 --

Jun 1988

39.4 --

Jul 1988

39.3 --

Aug 1988

39.3 --

Sep 1988

39.2 --

Oct 1988

39.5 --

Nov 1988

39.2 --

Dec 1988

39.3 --

Jan 1989

39.4 --

Feb 1989

39.4 --

Mar 1989

39.4 --

Apr 1989

39.2 --

May 1989

39.4 --

Jun 1989

39.4 --

Jul 1989

39.5 --

Aug 1989

39.6 --

Sep 1989

39.6 --

Oct 1989

39.6 --

Nov 1989

39.6 --

Dec 1989

39.5 --

Jan 1990

39.5 --

Feb 1990

39.5 --

Mar 1990

39.4 --

Apr 1990

39.4 --

May 1990

39.2 --

Jun 1990

39.5 --

Jul 1990(1)

39.4 --

Aug 1990(1)

39.4 --

Sep 1990(1)

39.4 --

Oct 1990(1)

39.3 --

Nov 1990(1)

39.4 --

Dec 1990(1)

39.3 --

Jan 1991(1)

39.2 --

Feb 1991(1)

39.2 --

Mar 1991(1)

39.1 --

Apr 1991

38.9 --

May 1991

39.1 --

Jun 1991

39.1 --

Jul 1991

39.1 --

Aug 1991

39.2 --

Sep 1991

39.1 --

Oct 1991

39.2 --

Nov 1991

39.1 --

Dec 1991

39.0 --

Jan 1992

39.2 --

Feb 1992

39.3 --

Mar 1992

39.3 --

Apr 1992

39.2 --

May 1992

39.2 --

Jun 1992

39.2 --

Jul 1992

39.2 --

Aug 1992

39.1 --

Sep 1992

39.0 --

Oct 1992

39.2 --

Nov 1992

39.2 --

Dec 1992

39.2 --

Jan 1993

39.2 --

Feb 1993

39.3 --

Mar 1993

39.3 --

Apr 1993

39.4 --

May 1993

39.4 --

Jun 1993

39.3 --

Jul 1993

39.3 --

Aug 1993

39.4 --

Sep 1993

39.4 --

Oct 1993

39.4 --

Nov 1993

39.4 --

Dec 1993

39.5 --

Jan 1994

39.0 43.2

Feb 1994

38.4 42.6

Mar 1994

39.2 43.5

Apr 1994

39.6 44.1

May 1994

39.3 43.5

Jun 1994

39.3 43.5

Jul 1994

39.3 43.5

Aug 1994

39.2 43.4

Sep 1994

39.2 43.4

Oct 1994

39.2 43.3

Nov 1994

38.9 43.0

Dec 1994

39.3 43.5

Jan 1995

39.3 43.4

Feb 1995

39.1 43.2

Mar 1995

39.2 43.4

Apr 1995

39.2 43.2

May 1995

39.1 43.3

Jun 1995

39.3 43.4

Jul 1995

39.3 43.5

Aug 1995

39.3 43.3

Sep 1995

39.2 43.4

Oct 1995

39.3 43.4

Nov 1995

39.4 43.5

Dec 1995

39.3 43.3

Jan 1996

37.8 41.5

Feb 1996

39.4 43.5

Mar 1996

39.3 43.3

Apr 1996

39.3 43.3

May 1996

39.3 43.3

Jun 1996

39.3 43.4

Jul 1996

39.2 43.2

Aug 1996

39.3 43.5

Sep 1996

39.4 43.4

Oct 1996

39.5 43.5

Nov 1996

39.5 43.5

Dec 1996

39.3 43.3

Jan 1997

39.1 43.0

Feb 1997

39.3 43.3

Mar 1997

39.4 43.4

Apr 1997

39.3 43.4

May 1997

39.5 43.5

Jun 1997

39.5 43.4

Jul 1997

39.4 43.3

Aug 1997

39.4 43.4

Sep 1997

39.5 43.5

Oct 1997

39.4 43.3

Nov 1997

39.4 43.3

Dec 1997

39.5 43.5

Jan 1998

39.6 43.5

Feb 1998

39.5 43.5

Mar 1998

39.4 43.4

Apr 1998

39.5 43.5

May 1998

39.5 43.5

Jun 1998

39.4 43.3

Jul 1998

39.6 43.5

Aug 1998

39.5 43.4

Sep 1998

39.1 42.9

Oct 1998

39.5 43.4

Nov 1998

39.5 43.4

Dec 1998

39.8 43.7

Jan 1999

39.4 43.2

Feb 1999

39.6 43.4

Mar 1999

39.5 43.4

Apr 1999

39.6 43.7

May 1999

39.5 43.3

Jun 1999

39.6 43.4

Jul 1999

39.5 43.4

Aug 1999

39.6 43.4

Sep 1999

39.1 42.9

Oct 1999

39.6 43.4

Nov 1999

39.7 43.4

Dec 1999

39.7 43.5

Jan 2000

39.7 43.4

Feb 2000

39.9 43.8

Mar 2000

39.7 43.4

Apr 2000

39.8 43.6

May 2000

39.7 43.3

Jun 2000

39.5 43.2

Jul 2000

39.7 43.4

Aug 2000

39.6 43.3

Sep 2000

39.7 43.3

Oct 2000

39.6 43.3

Nov 2000

39.6 43.3

Dec 2000

39.5 43.1

Jan 2001

39.5 43.1

Feb 2001

39.4 43.1

Mar 2001(1)

39.4 43.0

Apr 2001(1)

39.4 43.0

May 2001(1)

39.4 43.1

Jun 2001(1)

39.4 43.0

Jul 2001(1)

39.4 43.0

Aug 2001(1)

39.3 43.0

Sept 2001(1)

38.6 42.2

Oct 2001(1)

39.2 42.9

Nov 2001(1)

39.2 42.8

Dec 2001

39.2 42.9

Jan 2002

39.3 43.0

Feb 2002

39.1 42.8

Mar 2002

39.1 42.9

Apr 2002

39.0 42.8

May 2002

39.1 42.8

Jun 2002

39.1 42.9

Jul 2002

39.0 42.8

Aug 2002

39.1 42.9

Sep 2002

39.1 42.8

Oct 2002

39.0 42.7

Nov 2002

39.1 42.8

Dec 2002

38.7 42.4

Jan 2003

39.0 42.8

Feb 2003

39.0 42.7

Mar 2003

39.0 42.8

Apr 2003

39.1 42.9

May 2003

39.0 42.8

Jun 2003

39.0 42.8

Jul 2003

39.0 42.8

Aug 2003

39.0 42.8

Sep 2003

39.0 42.8

Oct 2003

39.1 42.8

Nov 2003

39.0 42.9

Dec 2003

39.0 42.7

Jan 2004

39.1 42.9

Feb 2004

39.1 42.9

Mar 2004

39.1 42.9

Apr 2004

39.0 42.9

May 2004

39.0 42.9

Jun 2004

38.9 42.7

Jul 2004

39.0 42.8

Aug 2004

38.9 42.7

Sep 2004

38.8 42.5

Oct 2004

39.0 42.9

Nov 2004

39.0 42.8

Dec 2004

39.2 42.9

Jan 2005

39.0 42.7

Feb 2005

39.1 42.8

Mar 2005

39.0 42.8

Apr 2005

38.9 42.7

May 2005

39.0 42.7

Jun 2005

39.2 42.8

Jul 2005

39.1 42.8

Aug 2005

39.1 42.8

Sep 2005

39.2 42.9

Oct 2005

39.1 42.9

Nov 2005

39.2 43.0

Dec 2005

39.1 42.9

Jan 2006

39.2 42.9

Feb 2006

39.2 42.9

Mar 2006

39.1 42.6

Apr 2006

39.5 43.0

May 2006

39.2 42.8

Jun 2006

39.2 42.8

Jul 2006

39.3 42.9

Aug 2006

39.3 42.9

Sep 2006

39.3 42.9

Oct 2006

39.2 42.8

Nov 2006

39.0 42.7

Dec 2006

39.3 43.0

Jan 2007

39.1 42.7

Feb 2007

38.8 42.4

Mar 2007

39.2 42.8

Apr 2007

39.1 42.8

May 2007

39.2 42.9

Jun 2007

39.1 42.8

Jul 2007

39.1 42.7

Aug 2007

39.1 42.7

Sep 2007

39.0 42.6

Oct 2007

39.1 42.7

Nov 2007

39.5 43.2

Dec 2007(1)

39.0 42.6

Jan 2008(1)

39.1 42.7

Feb 2008(1)

39.0 42.5

Mar 2008(1)

39.0 42.6

Apr 2008(1)

38.9 42.5

May 2008(1)

39.0 42.6

Jun 2008(1)

39.0 42.6

Jul 2008(1)

38.8 42.5

Aug 2008(1)

38.8 42.6

Sept 2008(1)

38.7 42.4

Oct 2008(1)

38.7 42.4

Nov 2008(1)

38.5 42.3

Dec 2008(1)

38.4 42.3

Jan 2009(1)

38.3 42.2

Feb 2009(1)

38.3 42.2

Mar 2009(1)

38.2 42.2

Apr 2009(1)

38.2 42.1

May 2009(1)

38.1 42.0

Jun 2009(1)

37.9 41.9

Jul 2009(1)

38.0 42.1

Aug 2009(1)

37.9 42.0

Sept 2009(1)

38.5 42.5

Oct 2009(1)

37.8 41.8

Nov 2009(1)

38.0 42.0

Dec 2009(1)

38.0 42.1

Jan 2010(1)

38.1 42.3

Feb 2010(1)

37.5 41.5

Mar 2010(1)

38.1 42.2

Footnotes:
(1) Shaded areas represent recessions as determined by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). NBER has not yet determined an endpoint for the recession that began in December 2007.
NOTE: Dashes indicate data not available.

These data featured in the Issues in Labor Statistics article, Seasonally adjusted hours series from the Current Population Survey.