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89% of full-time employed persons work on an average weekday in 2018

06/19/2019

In 2018, 89 percent of full-time employed persons worked on an average weekday, compared with 31 percent on an average weekend day. Full-time employed persons averaged 8.5 hours of work on weekdays they worked, and 5.4 hours on weekend days they worked.
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In 2017-18, 16% of the U.S. population, or 40.4 million people, provide unpaid eldercare

11/22/2019

Sixteen percent of the U.S. population provides eldercare--unpaid care for someone with a condition related to aging--to others. On a given day, 26 percent of eldercare providers engage in eldercare, spending an average of 3.4 hours in eldercare activities.
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About 1 in 4 workers occasionally work at home and more than half have flexible schedules

09/24/2019

In 2017-18, 25 percent of wage and salary workers worked at home at least occasionally, and 15 percent of wage and salary workers had days they only worked at home. Fifty-seven percent of workers had a flexible schedule in which they could vary the times they began and stopped working.
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66% of wage and salary workers are able to take paid leave from their jobs in 2017-18

08/29/2019

In 2017-18, 66 percent of wage and salary workers had access to paid leave at their jobs, an increase from 2011. Seventy-eight percent of workers had access to unpaid leave.
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