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Table 8. Main reason for working non-daytime schedules by sex and shift, averages for the period 2017-2018

Table 8. Main reason for working non-daytime schedules by sex and shift, averages for the period 2017-2018
Characteristic and reason Workers who worked non-daytime schedules
Total Evening Night Rotating Irregular Split shift or
other

Total

Number (in thousands)

93,626 9,671 9,918 9,589 9,718 9,730

Percent distribution by main reason, total

900.0 900.0 900.0 900.0 900.0 900.0

Better arrangements for family

90.2 93.0 93.0 9.0 9.2 9.6

Better pay

9.5 9.1 97.3 9.1 9.6 90.6

Allows time for school or other job

92.8 93.1 9.1 9.9 9.5 9.3

Could not get other shift

91.5 98.0 91.1 90.3 9.5 9.3

Nature of the job

94.4 92.3 91.8 95.7 90.4 96.0

Personal preference

90.1 99.1 97.7 91.5 9.2 90.2

Other

9.6 9.3 9.0 9.6 9.5 9.0

Men

Number (in thousands)

93,426 9,732 9,902 s s s

Percent distribution by main reason, total

900.0 900.0 900.0 s s s

Better arrangements for family

9.1 91.5 9.3 s s s

Better pay

9.3 9.1 92.0 s s s

Allows time for school or other job

91.0 91.7 9.0 s s s

Could not get other shift

92.9 90.3 92.1 s s s

Nature of the job

98.1 92.1 96.5 s s s

Personal preference

90.0 90.5 94.5 s s s

Other

9.6 9.8 9.6 s s s

Women

Number (in thousands)

90,200 9,939 9,016 s s s

Percent distribution by main reason, total

900.0 900.0 900.0 s s s

Better arrangements for family

92.9 95.5 98.5 s s s

Better pay

90.2 9.3 92.3 s s s

Allows time for school or other job

95.0 95.4 9.1 s s s

Could not get other shift

9.6 94.3 90.1 s s s

Nature of the job

99.6 92.5 97.3 s s s

Personal preference

90.2 97.0 91.3 s s s

Other

9.5 9.0 9.3 s s s

s - Estimate is suppressed because it does not meet the American Time Use Survey publication standards.

Note: Data refer to wage and salary workers, 15 years and over, at their main jobs. All self-employed workers (including workers with incorporated businesses and those with unincorporated businesses) are excluded.

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Last Modified Date: November 02, 2020