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Monday, January 10, 2005

America's Time Use Survey: Where Does All the Time Go?



Where does all the time go? Check out America Time-Use Survey Results, from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, updated for 2004/05.

 On an "average day" in 2003, persons in the U.S. age 15 and over slept
about 8.6 hours, spent 5.1 hours doing leisure and sports activities,
worked for 3.7 hours, and spent 1.8 hours doing household activities. The
remaining 4.8 hours were spent in a variety of other activities, including
eating and drinking, attending school, and shopping. The average day
measures for the entire population reflect the average distribution of time
across all persons, whether or not each person engaged in that activity on
their diary day.
posted by The Daily Pick at 10:20 AM

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