Department of Labor Logo United States Department of Labor
Dot gov

The .gov means it's official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you're on a federal government site.

Https

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

American Time Use Survey

The American Time Use Survey (ATUS) measures the amount of time people spend doing various activities, such as paid work, childcare, volunteering, and socializing.

Notices

  • Impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the American Time Use Survey for 2020 Read More »
  • TECHNICAL INFORMATION ON THE IMPACT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON THE ATUS FOR 2020 Read More »
  • Corrections to ATUS estimates Read More »

Charts

read more »

Latest Numbers

RSS
AVERAGE HOURS PER DAYNews Release

Household activities: 1.95 in 2021 Historical Data

Eating and drinking: 1.19 in 2021 Historical Data

Leisure and sports: 5.27 in 2021 Historical Data

Sleeping: 8.95 in 2021 Historical Data

Caring for and helping household children, parents: 1.43 in 2021 Historical Data

Working, employed persons: 5.25 in 2021 Historical Data

Working on days worked, employed persons: 7.75 in 2021 Historical Data

PERCENT PARTICIPATING ON AN AVERAGE DAY

Working, employed persons: 67.8 in 2021 Historical Data

Participating in sports, exercise, and recreation: 21.5 in 2021 Historical Data

read more »

News Releases

//ATUS July Maintenance Testing 7/17/19// American Time Use News Release

06/25/2021

//ATUS July Maintenance Testing 7/17/19// Employed persons worked an average of 7.6 hours on the days that they worked.
HTML | PDF | RSS | Charts

read more »

Publications

Monthly Labor Review

Monthly Labor Review article image

test20221118-2

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) productivity program introduces a new measure of labor productivity for urban transit systems. Urban transit systems, predominantly operated by state and local governments read more »