Average hours that men and women worked in 2008

June 25, 2009

On the days that they worked in 2008, employed men worked about 0.9 hour (52 minutes) more than employed women.

Time spent working on days worked, by full- and part-time status and sex, 2008
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This difference partly reflects women's greater likelihood of working part time. However, even among full-time workers (those usually working 35 hours or more per week), men worked longer than women—8.3 versus 7.7 hours.

The data in this report are from the American Time Use Survey program. To learn more, see "American Time Use Survey–2008 Results" (PDF) (HTML), news release USDL 09-0704.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Average hours that men and women worked in 2008 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2009/jun/wk4/art04.htm (visited July 22, 2014).

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