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Fact of the Week: 3 December 2012

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Average Weekly Hours for Mature Workers Almost the Same as for All Workers

"Across all occupations, the mean weekly hours of employment among workers of all ages was 38 hours; only one hour more than the mean weekly hours of employment among mature workers," according to a 2012 analysis of data from the American Community Survey.

Fogg, N. P., & Harrington, P. E. (2012). Occupational profiles for the mature worker: Finding and using detailed information about occupations with the largest share of mature workers. Chicago: Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL). Retrieved from

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