Increase in volunteering
December 19, 2003
Both the number of volunteers and the volunteer rate rose over the year ended in September 2003.
About 63.8 million people did volunteer work at some point from September 2002 to September 2003, up from 59.8 million for the similar period ended in September 2002. The volunteer rate grew to 28.8 percent, up from 27.4 percent.
About 25.1 percent of men and 32.2 percent of women did volunteer work in the year ended in September 2003, increases of 1.5 and 1.2 percentage points from 2002, respectively. For teenagers, the volunteer rate jumped by 2.6 percentage points to 29.5 percent.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Increase in volunteering on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2003/dec/wk3/art05.htm (visited December 06, 2016).
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