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Table 9. Number of days per week workers usually worked and percent working, by day of week and selected characteristics, averages for the period 2017-2018

Table 9. Number of days per week workers usually worked and percent working, by day of week and selected characteristics, averages for the period 2017-2018
Characteristic Average
number of
days per
week
worked
Percent of workers by days usually worked
Monday
through
Friday(1)
Saturday
and
Sunday(2)
Schedule
varies
Monday Tuesday Wednes-
day
Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Age

Total, 15 years and over

4.77 68.3 8.9 10.5 81.0 82.3 82.5 82.3 80.4 19.2 12.1

15 to 24 years

4.36 39.9 18.0 16.6 61.4 61.0 62.9 63.3 67.2 38.5 23.1

25 to 34 years

4.85 73.0 8.6 10.0 84.1 84.2 84.6 84.4 83.5 17.7 11.3

35 to 44 years

4.90 76.0 6.9 8.0 86.1 88.3 87.6 87.3 85.2 15.9 10.2

45 to 54 years

4.94 77.6 6.0 9.1 86.7 88.8 88.1 88.5 85.1 14.1 9.0

55 to 64 years

4.81 71.9 7.5 9.1 84.7 86.3 85.9 86.0 80.9 14.8 10.1

65 years and over

4.25 49.0 7.9 15.1 68.8 71.7 75.7 70.5 64.5 17.8 11.2

Sex

Men

4.88 72.5 10.7 8.6 83.6 84.8 85.3 85.5 83.6 21.9 13.5

Women

4.65 63.8 7.0 12.6 78.2 79.5 79.5 78.8 77.0 16.3 10.7

Race

White

4.77 68.9 8.6 10.3 81.2 82.8 82.8 82.8 80.5 19.3 11.7

Black or African American

4.78 64.4 8.7 12.7 79.5 80.8 81.2 80.9 78.5 17.9 13.3

Asian

4.76 72.8 9.8 9.1 82.9 81.6 83.4 82.4 86.3 15.9 11.8

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity(3)

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

4.84 66.5 9.8 10.8 79.8 81.6 81.6 81.2 80.6 25.7 13.3

Non-Hispanic or Latino

4.75 68.7 8.7 10.4 81.3 82.4 82.7 82.5 80.4 17.9 11.9

Educational attainment (25 years and over)

Less than a high school diploma

4.89 64.8 13.0 11.8 81.5 80.9 82.3 81.1 77.9 30.9 17.4

High school graduates, no college

4.88 66.7 10.2 11.0 81.5 83.0 81.5 82.7 80.1 21.7 13.5

Some college or associate degree

4.78 67.5 7.0 11.4 80.4 82.9 84.0 82.7 79.6 16.2 10.7

Bachelor's degree and higher

4.84 81.1 5.2 7.2 88.6 89.9 89.8 89.3 86.4 10.5 7.3

Parent of a household child

Parent of a household child under 18 years

4.88 75.4 6.9 8.7 85.9 87.5 86.8 86.3 84.6 15.2 10.5

Parent of a child 13 to 17 years (none younger)

4.86 76.5 6.5 8.7 86.2 88.1 87.6 86.5 82.5 13.2 9.6

Parent of a child under 13 years

4.88 75.1 7.1 8.7 85.8 87.3 86.6 86.3 85.1 15.7 10.7

Not a parent of a household child under 18 years

4.72 64.8 9.9 11.4 78.6 79.7 80.4 80.3 78.4 21.2 13.0

Occupation

Management, business, and financial operations

5.00 87.2 4.3 4.8 93.3 93.9 93.1 94.0 91.6 10.9 6.0

Professional and related

4.70 76.2 4.5 9.0 84.7 86.7 86.8 85.7 82.6 9.9 6.4

Services

4.52 38.7 23.0 16.7 63.2 62.5 65.3 65.4 65.8 38.6 28.4

Sales and related

4.71 47.5 15.0 19.8 64.0 68.6 66.4 67.6 71.9 31.3 20.7

Office and administrative support

4.69 66.2 5.2 10.7 82.9 83.2 82.7 82.0 80.9 15.1 8.3

Farming, fishing, and forestry

s s s s s s s s s s s

Construction and extraction

5.08 90.0 3.6 2.1 96.7 97.1 97.0 96.6 90.7 16.9 4.9

Installation, maintenance, and repair

5.03 82.6 3.6 4.0 89.2 94.0 95.2 94.4 90.6 17.1 6.1

Production

4.90 78.1 7.9 7.2 88.3 90.3 89.7 89.6 81.8 17.9 10.8

Transportation and material moving

4.87 62.3 9.3 16.4 74.7 75.1 78.0 77.6 76.8 24.2 14.9

Industry

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

5.43 85.5 12.3 2.8 93.9 94.0 93.6 93.8 93.4 47.5 19.0

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

s s s s s s s s s s s

Construction

5.08 91.0 3.6 1.9 96.7 96.9 96.4 96.3 91.9 18.2 4.5

Manufacturing

4.98 86.4 4.6 5.1 93.5 94.8 94.2 93.9 88.2 12.4 7.6

Wholesale and retail trade

4.66 47.2 12.1 20.9 64.4 66.9 68.9 68.5 69.5 29.1 18.5

Transportation and utilities

4.92 67.2 11.7 13.8 79.4 79.8 81.5 83.1 78.0 21.5 14.9

Information

4.89 78.9 4.4 3.2 91.8 96.4 91.7 89.0 90.3 13.2 5.6

Financial activities

4.95 87.3 4.7 3.6 92.1 94.2 93.8 93.2 92.8 13.5 5.8

Professional and business services

4.90 85.0 3.4 5.2 92.0 92.3 92.3 91.9 89.7 9.2 5.5

Education and health services

4.63 68.8 5.7 11.8 81.2 82.2 82.2 81.6 78.6 11.5 8.0

Leisure and hospitality

4.48 26.8 29.0 17.0 58.7 56.7 58.6 60.7 64.2 49.6 35.7

Other services

4.56 50.8 16.0 10.3 68.8 73.5 72.1 69.9 72.6 31.8 21.4

Public administration

4.72 72.2 5.4 9.9 81.6 86.1 85.6 85.0 80.0 9.7 7.2

Class of worker

Private sector

4.76 66.5 9.7 10.9 79.8 81.1 81.1 81.3 79.8 21.2 13.3

Private, for profit

4.79 66.9 9.6 10.8 80.1 81.3 81.4 81.5 80.5 21.7 13.2

Private, not for profit

4.53 62.5 10.6 11.7 77.2 79.6 79.1 79.4 73.5 16.5 14.9

Public sector

4.80 76.9 5.1 8.5 86.9 87.7 88.8 86.8 83.5 9.8 6.6

Federal government

4.91 72.1 3.5 10.6 87.5 87.6 87.4 88.2 79.1 11.2 6.0

State government

4.82 77.1 6.9 7.5 87.5 88.9 89.9 87.0 83.5 11.1 8.7

Local government

4.75 78.7 4.3 8.5 86.3 86.8 88.5 86.2 85.2 8.4 5.3

Full- and part-time status (single jobholders only)(4)

Full-time workers

5.01 79.2 7.5 8.1 88.2 89.3 89.4 89.6 87.4 16.7 10.3

Part-time workers

3.84 26.1 14.4 21.0 51.9 53.6 54.5 52.8 53.1 29.6 19.9

Usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary
workers (single jobholders only)

Earnings less than or equal to the 25th percentile

5.00 65.9 14.0 11.8 80.5 81.7 83.8 83.1 81.0 26.1 17.6

Earnings from 25th to 50th percentiles

4.97 75.9 5.6 8.5 87.7 88.9 87.9 88.5 84.6 15.9 8.6

Earnings from 50th to 75th percentiles

4.99 83.6 4.6 7.3 89.7 90.8 91.0 92.3 90.1 13.5 7.3

Earnings greater than the 75th percentile

5.08 90.5 6.2 4.9 94.5 95.3 94.3 94.0 93.5 12.1 8.2

Work schedule flexibility(5)

Had flexible schedule

4.78 68.6 9.7 9.7 80.9 82.8 82.4 82.5 80.9 20.2 13.1

Did not have flexible schedule

4.75 68.0 7.8 11.5 81.3 81.6 82.6 82.1 79.8 17.9 10.9

Workplace flexibility

Could work at home

5.01 88.8 5.0 2.8 94.2 95.4 95.7 95.1 92.7 10.6 7.1

Could not work at home

4.67 60.1 10.5 13.5 75.8 77.1 77.3 77.2 75.6 22.7 14.2

(1) Workers who usually worked Monday through Friday also are counted in the estimates for each weekday.
(2) Workers who usually worked Saturday and Sunday also are counted in the estimates for each weekend day.
(3) Persons of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity may be of any race.
(4) Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more per week. Part-time workers usually work less than 35 hours per week.
(5) Workers with flexible schedules were able to vary or change the times they began and stopped working.
s - Estimate is suppressed because it does not meet the American Time Use Survey publication standards.

Note: Data refer to wage and salary workers at their main jobs. All self-employed workers (including workers with incorporated businesses and those with unincorporated businesses) are excluded. Unless otherwise specified, data refer to workers 15 years and over.

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Last Modified Date: September 24, 2019