Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average hours of work of men and women, 2006

July 02, 2007

On the days that they worked in 2006, employed men worked about an hour more than employed women, on average.

Time spent working on days worked, by full- and part-time status and sex, 2006
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The difference partly reflects women's greater likelihood of working part time. However, even among full-time workers (those usually working 35 hours or more per week) men worked slightly longer than women—8.4 versus 7.7 hours.

Among part-time workers, men averaged 5.1 hours on days they worked and women averaged 5.4 hours.

The data in this report are from the American Time Use Survey program. To learn more, see "American Time Use Survey–2006 Results" (PDF) (HTML), news release USDL 07-0930.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Average hours of work of men and women, 2006 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2007/jul/wk1/art01.htm (visited January 21, 2022).


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