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Fewer Work Hours, Regardless of Education

Created on June 12, 2014

Fewer Work Hours, Regardless of Education


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Work hours declined for all education groups, though those on opposite ends of the education spectrum—those with college degrees and those without a high school diploma—fared modestly better than those in the middle.

Note: Figures shown are for the fourth quarter of the given year. Source: Heritage Foundation calculations using data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey.

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Tags: labor-market, Great-Recession, employment, unemployment, part-time, full-time, education, work-hours, education