ATUS News Releases

American Time Use Survey

June 18, 2014
On an average day in 2013, employed adults living in households with no children under age 18 engaged in leisure activities for 4.5 hours, about an hour more than employed adults living with a child under age 6. Nearly everyone age 15 and over (95 percent) engaged in some sort of leisure activity. More...

Unpaid eldercare in the United States--2011-2012

September 18, 2013
Sixteen percent of the U.S. population over age 15 provides eldercare—unpaid care for someone with a condition related to aging—to others. Nearly one-fourth of eldercare providers engage in unpaid eldercare on a given day, spending an average of 3.2 hours in eldercare activities on those days. More...

Access to and Use of Leave

August 16, 2012
In 2011, 90 percent of wage and salary workers had access to paid or unpaid leave at their main jobs. Twenty-one percent of wage and salary workers took paid or unpaid leave during an average week and those who did took an average of 15.6 hours. More...

Married Parents' Use of Time Summary

May 08, 2008
In the years 2003-06, married mothers who were employed full time were more likely to do household activities and provide childcare on an average day than were married fathers who were employed full time. Among full-time workers, married fathers were more likely to work than were married mothers. More...