Nuggets of knowledge, statistics and advice about unemployment
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Average Hours Worked Per Week Down to 33 hours per week
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The average hours worked per week is hovering around record lows of 33 hrs/week. Data has been kept for the last 45 years, and the above chart is for a seasonally adjusted... The worrying aspect of this data is that if production workers aren't yet working close to 40 hours---they may choose to increase the hours of the existing work force before they start adding new jobs to the payroll or bringing back furloughed staff.