Importance of flexibility in working times, by employment in the U.S. 2018

This statistic illustrates the importance of flexibility in working times in the United States in 2018, by employment. During the survey, 65 percent of self-employed respondents reported that flexibility in working times was very important, compared to 51 percent of private sector workers, 50 percent of government employees, 49 percent of students, and 41 percent of unemployed people.

Importance of flexibility in working times in the U.S. in 2018, by employment

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Release date

September 2018


United States

Survey time period

August 16 to 19, 2018

Number of respondents

2,481 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online interview

Supplementary notes

Total sample size was 2,566 respondents.
Original question: How important to you is flexibility in the hours or days when you work?

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