A recent study from TSheets revealed that construction employees are working longer hours in 2017 than at any point in the past three years. TSheets’ data shows that construction workers are working, on average, 39.6 hours a week. This is an increase of more than one hour per employee per week compared to 2015, when the average was 38.4 hours. In 2016, the average was 39.2 hours a week, per employee, according to the TSheets study.
The number of employees working overtime, however, remains low. TSheets’ data shows that just 1 percent of the construction workforce currently works more than 40 hours a week, but when they do, these employees work, on average, an extra 9.6 hours. This means 69,000 construction workers across the US worked almost 50 hours this week.