If you're reading this at work right now, you're not alone: according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Time Use Survey, 34 percent of employed people are at work on the weekends, as opposed to 83 percent on week days.
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Who are these 34 percent of workers? Well, some are people who just drew the short straw and got a Saturday shift, or people who work in sectors like food service or retail, where the weekend is the best time to make bank. Over 30.7 percent of weekend workers are single-job holders.
When we dig deeper into the data, a picture of the weekend worker starts to emerge:
Bottom line? You're most likely to work on the weekend if you have more than one job, or work for yourself. In other words, unfortunately, exactly what many workers have done to make ends meet, after the Recession.
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