The Wall Street Journal created a series of data visualizations illustrating the results of the U.S. Department of Labor’s annual American Time Use Survey, which measures the average number of hours spent each day on certain activities such as sleeping, working, eating, and watching television, between 2003 and 2016. The visualizations break down the survey results for employed men and women, unemployed men and women, millennials, and baby boomers. The surveys showed that Americans spent more time working and less time sleeping in 2016 than in 2015, likely due to the labor market continuing to recover from the recession.
Visualizing How Americans Spend Their Time
Michael Steinberg is a Google policy fellow at the Center for Data Innovation, where he researches open data issues in government. He was previously an editorial fellow at GovLoop where he wrote content on modernizing government technologies. Prior to joining GovLoop, Michael was a research fellow at the Partnership for Public Service, a paralegal for an intellectual property law firm, and he held internships on Capitol Hill, at the National Archives, and in local government. Michael is a graduate of the University of Maryland in College Park, where he double majored in Government and Sociology. He is currently a second year Master’s of Public Policy student at George Washington University specializing in technology policy.
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