Friday, June 26, 2015

America's Day

There's no getting around it: Americans are working more, an additional seven minutes per day, according to the Labor Department's latest American Time Use Survey. The average American worked for three hours and 35 minutes each day last year, the highest that figure has been since 2008, when the recession kicked into full gear.

Perhaps in response to that work, we're also sleeping more. Sleep was the single largest daily activity in 2014, accounting for eight hours and 48 minutes of the average day. That’s up from eight hours and 44 minutes in 2013.

Leisure and sports took up five hours and 18 minutes of the average day last year, up two minutes from the prior year - which was entirely devoted to watching television. The average day in 2014 included two hours and 49 minutes of TV time, three minutes more than in 2013.

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