What Americans Actually Do All Day Long, In 2 Graphics

Aug 29, 2012
Originally published on November 8, 2012 6:35 pm

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

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


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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