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American Time Use Survey
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AVERAGE HOURS PER DAY News Release

Household activities:
1.78 in 2018 Historical Data

Eating and drinking:
1.19 in 2018 Historical Data

Leisure and sports:
5.27 in 2018 Historical Data

Sleeping:
8.82 in 2018 Historical Data

Caring for and helping household children, parents:
1.39 in 2018 Historical Data

Working, employed persons:
5.11 in 2018 Historical Data

Working on days worked, employed persons:
7.62 in 2018 Historical Data

PERCENT PARTICIPATING ON AN AVERAGE DAY

Working, employed persons:
67.0 in 2018 Historical Data

Participating in sports, exercise, and recreation:
19.1 in 2018 Historical Data

Estimates are annual averages for the civilian noninstitutional population age 15 and over unless noted. Activities refer to an individual's main activity. Other activities done simultaneously are not included.