Flexible work schedules in 2004
July 05, 2005
In May 2004, over 27 million full-time wage and salary workers had flexible work schedules that allowed them to vary the time they began or ended work. These workers were 27.5 percent of all full-time wage and salary workers, down from 28.6 percent in May 2001.
In May 2004, men were somewhat more likely to have flexible schedules than women (28.1 and 26.7 percent, respectively).
Flexible schedules were more common among white (28.7 percent) and Asian (27.4 percent) than among black (19.7 percent) or Hispanic or Latino workers (18.4 percent).
These data are a product of the May 2004 supplement to the Current Population Survey. Learn more about flexible work schedules in "Workers on Flexible and Shift Schedules in May 2004," USDL news release 05-1198.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Flexible work schedules in 2004 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2005/jul/wk1/art01.htm (visited April 26, 2017).
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