American Time Use Survey — 2007 Results

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Press release, USDL 08-0859, June 25, 2008

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the U.S. Department of Labor reported today that in 2007:
• Twenty percent of employed persons did some or all of their work at home on days that they worked, and 87 percent did some or all of their work at their workplace.
• On an average day (which includes all 7 days of the week), 83 percent of women and 66 percent of men spent some time doing household activities, such as housework, cooking, lawn care, or financial and other household management.
• Watching TV was the leisure activity that occupied the most time, accounting for about half of leisure time, on average, for both men and women.

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