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Workers in Washington, D.C. says 9 to 5 work day is history

Staff Writer |
The traditional eight-hour workday may soon be the exception rather than the rule, and Washington, D.C. is paving the way for change.

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According to new CareerBuilder research, 73 percent of workers in the nation's capital think the traditional 9 to 5 work day is a thing of the past.

This compares to 68 percent in both Boston and Los Angeles, and 66 percent in New York.

Other city breakdowns include:

- Chicago: 60 percent
- Dallas: 62 percent
- Houston: 58 percent
- Miami: 55 percent
- Philadelphia: 55 percent

Overall, more than 3 in 5 workers (61 percent) say the traditional 9-5 workday is an idea of the past, a belief held more so by those ages 45-54 (68 percent), compared to those 18-24 (45 percent), 25-34 (59 percent), 35-44 (61 percent) or 55+ (64 percent).

Broken down by industry, those in leisure and hospitality are most likely to think traditional hours are outdated (75 percent), followed by those in sales (64 percent) and IT (62 percent).

The national study was conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of CareerBuilder from May 24 to June 16, 2017 among a representative sample of 3,696 full-time workers across industries in the U.S., including 3,462 in the private sector.


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