Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey

Women in the Labor Force: A Databook (2010 Edition)

Table 21. Average weekly hours at work in all industries and in nonagricultural industries by sex, 1976–2009 annual averages
Year All industries Nonagricultural industries
Total Women Men Total Women Men

1976

38.7 34.1 41.7 38.4 34.1 41.4

1977

38.8 34.2 41.9 38.5 34.2 41.6

1978 (1)

39.0 34.5 42.1 38.7 34.4 41.8

1979

38.9 34.5 42.0 38.6 34.4 41.7

1980

38.5 34.5 41.5 38.3 34.4 41.2

1981

38.1 34.1 41.1 37.9 34.1 40.7

1982

38.0 34.1 40.9 37.7 34.0 40.6

1983

38.3 34.5 41.2 38.1 34.4 41.0

1984

38.8 34.9 41.8 38.6 34.9 41.5

1985

39.0 35.2 42.0 38.9 35.2 41.8

1986 (1)

39.1 35.4 42.1 38.9 35.3 41.9

1987

39.0 35.3 42.0 38.8 35.3 41.8

1988

39.4 35.7 42.4 39.3 35.7 42.2

1989

39.6 35.8 42.6 39.4 35.8 42.4

1990 (1)

39.4 35.8 42.3 39.3 35.8 42.1

1991

39.2 35.8 42.0 39.1 35.8 41.9

1992

38.9 35.6 41.7 38.8 35.6 41.6

1993

39.4 36.0 42.2 39.3 36.0 42.1

1994 (1)

39.2 35.5 42.2 39.1 35.6 42.1

1995

39.3 35.6 42.3 39.2 35.7 42.2

1996

39.3 35.7 42.3 39.2 35.7 42.2

1997 (1)

39.5 36.0 42.4 39.4 36.0 42.3

1998 (1)

39.3 35.8 42.2 39.2 35.9 42.2

1999 (1)

39.6 36.2 42.4 39.5 36.2 42.4

2000 (1)

39.7 36.4 42.5 39.6 36.4 42.4

2001

39.2 36.1 41.9 39.2 36.1 41.8

2002

39.2 36.0 41.8 39.1 36.1 41.7

2003 (1)

39.0 35.9 41.7 39.0 35.9 41.6

2004

39.0 35.9 41.7 39.0 35.9 41.6

2005

39.2 36.1 41.8 39.1 36.1 41.7

2006

39.2 36.2 41.8 39.2 36.2 41.7

2007

39.2 36.1 41.7 39.1 36.1 41.6

2008 (1)

38.9 36.1 41.3 38.8 36.1 41.2

2009

37.9 35.3 40.2 37.8 35.3 40.1

Footnotes:
(1) The comparability of historical data has been affected at various times by methodological and conceptual changes in the Current Population Survey (CPS). For an explanation, see the Historical Comparability documentation provided at http://www.bls.gov/cps/eetech_methods.pdf.

SOURCE: Current Population Survey, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Last Modified Date: March 16, 2011

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