How Do We Spend Our Time?

The New York Times has a cool interactive chart showing how we spend our time. (Hat tip to the Big Picture blog.)  One thing that is apparent is that college graduates spend more time working than high school grads.  Think about that the next time you tell your children that going to college is good.  Someone has probably adjusted the data for hours worked, and by eyeball it looks like college grads get more per hour, even adjusting for lots of unpaid overtime.

You can use the Times's graphic to compare how the employed and the unemployed spend their time.  The unemployed spend very little time job searching.  By 9:30 am, more unemployed are watching television or movies than searching for a job.

The  underlying data come from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, available here.