Thursday, August 01, 2013

Night Shift

Among all full-time workers in the United States, 15 percent work nonstandard schedules—defined as working most hours in the evening or night (between 6:00 pm and 6:00 am) or working weekends, according to an Urban Institute study. Among low-wage workers, a larger 25 percent work nonstandard schedules. These occupations have the largest proportion of full-time workers on nonstandard schedules...

Security guards: 56%
Waiters and waitresses: 53%
Laborers, freight, stock, and material movers: 48%
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides: 44%
Stock clerks and order fillers: 40%
Janitors and building cleaners: 40%
Registered nurses: 36%
Cooks: 35%
Cashiers: 35%
Personal care aides: 34%

Source: Urban Institute, Nonstandard Work Schedules and the Well-Being of Low-Income Families

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