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33% Work More Than 40 Hours A Week

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A sizable number of Americans work more than 40 hours a week, and only half of adults are now happy with the hours they work.

Just 31% of working Americans now say they work a 40-hour week, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Thirty-three percent (33%) say they put in more than 40 hours a week on the job, including 11% who work more than 50 hours weekly.

Thirty-four percent (34%) of employed adults work less than 40 hours weekly, with six percent (6%) who put in less than 20 hours on the job. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 621 Employed Adults was conducted on May 18-19, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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