How We Spend Our Time

In 2017, 82 percent of employed persons worked on an average weekday, compared with 33 percent on an average weekend day, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports.

Multiple jobholders were more likely to work on an average weekend day than were single jobholders–57 percent, compared with 30 percent.

These and other results from the American Time Use Survey (ATUS).

On the days they worked, 83 percent of employed persons did some or all of their work at their workplace and 23 percent did some or all of their work at home.

Employed persons spent more time working at the workplace than at home–8.0 hours, compared with 3.1 hours.

Among workers age 25 and over, those with an advanced degree were more likely to work at home than were persons with lower levels of educational attainment–46 percent of those with an advanced degree performed some work at home on days worked, compared with 12 percent of those with a high school diploma.

Workers with an advanced degree also were more likely to work on an average day than were those with a high school diploma–73 percent, compared with 68 percent.

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