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Visualizing How Americans Spend Their Time

by Michael Steinberg
How Americans spend time

The Wall Street Journal created a series of data visualizations illustrating the results of the U.S. Department of Labor’s annual American Time Use Survey, which measures the average number of hours spent each day on certain activities such as sleeping, working, eating, and watching television, between 2003 and 2016. The visualizations break down the survey results for employed men and women, unemployed men and women, millennials, and baby boomers. The surveys showed that Americans spent more time working and less time sleeping in 2016 than in 2015, likely due to the labor market continuing to recover from the recession.

Take a look.

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