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Table 4. Hours of unpaid job-related work at home on primary job among wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, May 2004


     Table 4.  Hours of unpaid job-related work at home on primary job among wage and salary workers by selected characteristics,
     May 2004
     
     (Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                        Percent distribution by hours worked at home (2)          
                                                                                                                            Mean  
                                                               Unpaid                                                      weekly 
                         Characteristic                       work at                                  8 hours or more     hours  
                                                              home (1)             Hours   Less than                      usually 
                                                                         Total      vary    8 hours                      worked at
                                                                                                       Total    35 hours    home  
                                                                                                                or more           
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
       Total, 16 years and over.............................   10,189    100.0      29.6      47.8      21.9        .9       6.8  
     Men....................................................    5,099    100.0      31.6      45.8      21.8        .8       6.9  
     Women..................................................    5,090    100.0      27.6      49.7      22.1       1.1       6.8  
                                                                                                                                  
                           Occupation                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                  
     Management, professional, and related occupations......    8,058    100.0      28.7      48.6      22.0        .8       6.8  
       Management, business, and financial operations                                                                             
         occupations........................................    2,608    100.0      30.9      51.2      17.4        .9       6.3  
       Professional and related occupations.................    5,450    100.0      27.6      47.4      24.2        .7       7.0  
     Service occupations....................................      295    100.0      35.6      51.2      13.2       3.3       6.8  
     Sales and office occupations...........................    1,549    100.0      32.9      40.9      25.3       1.3       7.5  
       Sales and related occupations........................    1,110    100.0      33.6      35.1      30.1       1.4       8.5  
       Office and administrative support occupations........      438    100.0      30.9      55.7      13.1       1.2       5.2  
     Natural resources, construction, and maintenance                                                                             
        occupations.........................................      157    100.0      36.6      47.9      15.5        .4       5.8  
       Construction and extraction occupations..............       94    100.0      32.9      55.0      12.2       -         4.5  
       Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations....       63    100.0      (3)       (3)       (3)       (3)       (3)   
     Production, transportation, and material moving                                                                              
        occupations.........................................      130    100.0      28.4      66.4       5.2       -         3.3  
       Production occupations...............................       61    100.0      (3)       (3)       (3)       (3)       (3)   
       Transportation and material moving occupations.......       69    100.0      (3)       (3)       (3)       (3)       (3)   
                                                                                                                                  
                             Industry                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                  
     Mining.................................................       28    100.0      (3)       (3)       (3)       (3)       (3)   
     Construction...........................................      290    100.0      23.8      61.6      14.6        .1       4.8  
     Manufacturing..........................................      822    100.0      28.5      53.3      16.8        .7       6.2  
     Wholesale and retail trade.............................      876    100.0      29.6      45.2      24.0       1.3       7.0  
     Transportation and utilities...........................      201    100.0      37.3      54.4       8.3       -         4.2  
     Information............................................      266    100.0      29.0      38.6      32.3       2.0       8.3  
     Financial activities...................................      881    100.0      36.9      38.2      24.1       1.3       8.1  
     Professional and business services.....................    1,130    100.0      33.9      44.3      21.8       1.1       7.2  
     Education and health services..........................    4,706    100.0      25.3      49.4      24.7        .6       6.8  
     Leisure and hospitality................................      201    100.0      30.9      55.1      14.0        .6       5.5  
     Other services.........................................      457    100.0      48.5      36.4      14.3       2.5       8.7  
     Public administration..................................      333    100.0      32.2      58.7       7.3       1.2       5.0  
                                                                                                                                  
              Race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity                                                                               
                                                                                                                                  
     White..................................................    8,952    100.0      28.8      48.3      22.1        .7       6.7  
     Black or African American..............................      660    100.0      43.2      41.1      15.5        .8       6.3  
     Asian..................................................      374    100.0      27.0      44.5      27.6       2.5       8.4  
     Hispanic or Latino ethnicity...........................      564    100.0      23.0      59.0      17.6       1.9       6.5  
                                                                                                                                  
                     Educational attainment                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                  
       Total, 25 years and over.............................    9,836    100.0      29.8      47.3      22.2       1.0       6.9  
     Less than a high school diploma........................      130    100.0      45.7      49.0       5.3       -         4.9  
     High school graduates, no college (4)..................      756    100.0      36.6      49.2      13.9       1.4       5.7  
     Some college or associate degree.......................    1,471    100.0      31.5      49.9      18.0        .8       6.3  
     Bachelor's degree and higher (5).......................    7,479    100.0      28.5      46.6      24.2       1.0       7.2  

       1 Includes persons who worked at home at least once per week but did not report the number of hours usually worked.
       2 Persons who did not report the number of hours worked are included in the total but are not shown separately.
       3 Data not shown where the base is less than 75,000.
       4 Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
       5 Includes persons with bachelor's, master's, professional, and doctoral degrees.
       NOTE:  Data refer to employed persons in nonagricultural industries who reported that they usually work at home at least
     once per week as part of their primary job and exclude the incorporated and unincorporated self-employed.  Estimates for the
     above race groups (white, black or African American, and Asian) do not sum to totals because data are not presented for all
     races.  In addition, persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race and, therefore, are
     classified by ethnicity as well as by race.  Dash represents or rounds to zero.




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