Now, I understand that these totals may be skewed down by a variety of factors (furloughs, part-time work, medical leave, etc), but don't those totals still seem low to anyone? Especially viewed through the lens of a lab scientist - I'm pretty sure we fit under "private nonfarm," but most of us don't work those hours!The average workweek for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls was unchanged in June at 34.5 hours. In manufacturing, the workweek increased by 0.1 hour to 40.9 hours, and overtime was unchanged at 3.3 hours. The average workweek for production and nonsupervisory employees on private nonfarm payrolls was unchanged at 33.7 hours.
The three totals average out to ~36 hours / week.
Let's Play a Game: Write in, and tell me when you finish your "average" work week. For context, please provide a general job description and industry. For example:
See Arr Oh - Ph.D. chemist at a small biotech company. Thursday morning.
(That's my generic position, industry, and the point in the work week where I reach 36 hours.)
I'm very curious to see how the totals change among jobs* and between industries. Looking forward to your submissions!
Happy (?) Friday,
*Educated Guess: Betcha most grad students get to 36 hours by Wednesday. (sigh)