Time spent working, 2011
July 02, 2012
On the days that they worked, employed persons spent an average of 7.6 hours working. Employed persons worked more hours, on average, on weekdays than on weekend days—8.0 hours compared with 5.7 hours.
On the days that they worked, employed men (who worked 8.0 hours on an average day) worked 47 minutes more than employed women (who worked 7.2 hours). This 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 longer than women—8.3 hours compared with 7.8 hours.
These data are from the American Time Use Survey. For more information, see "American Time Use Survey — 2011 Results" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-12-1246.
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