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09/02/2013 10:17 am ET

Nearly All Employed Americans Do Work-Related Tasks During Their Personal Time

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Americans are tops—when it comes to working off the clock.

Just in time for the Labor Day "holiday," a new survey reveals that nearly all employed Americans—91 percent—do work-related tasks during their personal time.

And U.S. workers are much more likely to work longer hours during personal time than counter-parts in Australia and Great Britain, according to the Harris Interactive survey sponsored by social business solutions provider Jive Software.

A total of 37 percent of employed Americans work 10 or more hours per week during their supposed personal time, compared with 27 percent of Australians and 18 percent of British workers, according to the survey of 2,034 workers.

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However, around 90 percent of all Aussies and Brits reported doing some work in their personal time, albeit to a lesser degree than U.S. workers.

Half of all American and Aussie workers said they do some work while on vacation, while just 34 percent of British workers do.

About 14 percent of workers in all three countries reported they do not take vacations at all.

Some 63 percent of Americans said they would spend more time with family and friends if they had 10 more hours a week, while 43 percent said they'd use that time to exercise.

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