July 2, 2012

Time spent working, 2011

Average number of hours employed persons spent working on days worked, by sex and day of week, 2011
Characteristic Average hours of work
Employed persons who worked on an average day Employed persons who worked on an average weekday Employed persons who worked on an average Saturday, Sunday, and holiday

Total, 15 years and older

7.64 7.99 5.71

Men

8.00 8.40 5.81

Women

7.21 7.48 5.57

These data are featured in the TED article, Time spent working, 2011.

Average number of hours employed persons spent working on days worked, by sex, full- and part-time status, and day of week, 2011
Characteristic Average hours of work
Employed persons who worked on an average day Employed persons who worked on an average weekday Employed persons who worked on an average Saturday, Sunday, and holiday

Total, 15 years and older

     

Full-time workers

8.10 8.46 5.87

Part-time workers

5.55 5.64 5.22

Men

     

Full-time workers

8.30 8.70 6.00

Part-time workers

5.72 5.97 4.79

Women

     

Full-time workers

7.81 8.13 5.63

Part-time workers

5.46 5.45 5.47

These data are featured in the TED article, Time spent working, 2011.

 

 

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