How Men and Women Spend Their Days

For the employed, unemployed, and those not in the labor force, the charts below show the percentage of people doing an activity over a day in 2020. Switch between a weekday or a weekend day. Select activities to see individually.

Source: American Time Use Survey 2020 / By: FlowingData


The dark abyss of work closes when you switch from weekday to weekend.

Notes

The estimates are based on the American Time Use Survey for 2020. I downloaded microdata via IPUMS. I aggregated the data in Python, analyzed and formatted in R, and visualized with D3.js. Inspired by one of the best stacked area charts ever.

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