What Americans Actually Do All Day Long, In 2 Graphics

For more, see our post What America Does For Work

Here's how the average American with a full-time job spends a typical workday:

What Americans Do On An Average Workday

Here's a more detailed breakdown of two of the categories listed above:

Breakdown Of Leisure And House Work


The figures come from the American Time Use Survey, which is conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The numbers are, of course, averages. So parents may spend much more time, say, caring for children, while people without children will spend no time at all.

And, yes, we know it's silly to have time down to the second.



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