7.5 hours is the average amount of time that employed people spend on the job on days they work.
When it comes to work and play, men and women are on different wavelengths, according to new findings from a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) survey. In fact, the BLS folks found out a lot about how we live in this report. Among the questions answered: How much time do we spend at work? How many hours do we devote to cleaning our homes? What about exercise? Watching TV? The American Time Use Survey (ATUS) survey had approximately 13,100 individuals report their activities over a 24-hour period. Participants were taken from households that completed their eighth (and final) interview for the Current Population Survey (CPS), which is the nation's monthly household labor force survey. One person age 15 or over was randomly chosen from each sampled household. Here's a conclusion that clearly emerges from the results: Our work week is a bit of a blur, as weekends are no longer strictly off limits when it comes to getting the job done. Does this sound familiar to you 24/7 IT workers out there?
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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