individual women of various ages, races In 2003, women worked an average of 7.05 hours a day, but that dropped to below 7 in 2009, during the recession.

The average American woman is more likely to be employed and is spending more time on the job than ever. But she is spending just as much time doing chores around the house.

The annual American Time Use survey conducted by the Labor Department finds that employed women spend an average of 7.3 hours per workday on the job, compared to 7.88 hours for employed men.

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