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Women aged 55-65 spend about 23 hours per week at work

Women aged 55-64 spend an average of 22.89 hours per week at work and related activities*, while among women aged 65-74, the average is 7.28 hours at work.  In comparison, among men aged 55-64, the average hours at work is 28.7, compared to 12.25 for men aged 65-74, according to 2017 analysis of data from the American Time Use Survey of the Bureau of Labor Statistics. (Chart 2)
*Time for all activities includes travel related to the activity.
        Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2017). Women at work: Spotlight on statistics. Washington DC: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved from this source.
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