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.
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.
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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