Survey: Americans Spend Less Than Four Hours a Day Working

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A new government survey shows that Americans are getting more free time but using it for leisure, reports the Wall Street Journal. This means Americans are working less, sleeping more, and watching a lot of television.

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On average, Americans age 15 or older spent about three hours and 58 minutes working on weekdays. That is six minutes less than in 2009 and 26 minutes less than 2007. But the extra time has not been used to help the community, hone new skills, or keep order at home; rather it is going towards playing computer games, napping, and whatever else you do to relax.

But there is a gender gap. The survey shows women spend five fewer hours per week on leisure than men do. Is there any surprise there?

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