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Average hours per day spent in selected activities by employment status and sex

Charts related to the latest "American Time Use Survey" news release   |   More chart packages

Average hours per day spent in selected activities by employment status and sex, 2018 annual averages
Activity Employed full time, total Employed full time, men Employed full time, women Employed part time, women Not employed, total Not employed, men Not employed, women

Personal care, including sleep

9.15 8.99 9.36 9.73 10.11 9.93 10.24

Eating and drinking

1.19 1.23 1.14 1.16 1.18 1.21 1.17

Household activities

1.44 1.21 1.72 2.43 2.18 1.70 2.53

Purchasing goods and services

0.63 0.54 0.75 0.98 0.81 0.76 0.84

Caring for and helping household members

0.48 0.39 0.61 0.79 0.54 0.24 0.75

Caring for and helping nonhousehold members

0.16 0.17 0.14 0.29 0.28 0.25 0.31

Working and work-related activities

6.29 6.55 5.98 2.69 0.12 0.17 0.08

Educational activities

0.10 0.08 0.13 0.80 0.77 1.01 0.59

Organizational, civic, and religious activities

0.21 0.18 0.24 0.34 0.44 0.42 0.45

Leisure and sports

4.03 4.39 3.56 4.34 7.06 7.90 6.44

Telephone calls, mail, and e-mail

0.09 0.05 0.15 0.16 0.22 0.16 0.26

Other activities, not elsewhere classified

0.22 0.23 0.22 0.29 0.30 0.25 0.34

Note:
Data refer to all days of the week.
Not employed refers to the unemployed and those not in the labor force.
Data for men employed part time do not meet publication criteria.