Americans Working Less
Americans have a lot more free time than a generation ago, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
In 1965, Americans reported having just under 35 hours a week of leisure time.
The average work week back then was also 38 hours.
In 2012, Americans were spending nearly 42 hours doing whatever they wanted, and just under 34 hours working.
The big reason for the changes?
The growth in part-time jobs.
According to the study, modern technology has helped cut out the amount of time we spend on housework and cooking.
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