The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently released its annual American Time Use Study, which tracks the daily habits of all Americans (not just working Americans) from age 15 up. The latest survey is for 2012.

Eliminating non-workers from the stats shows that the average working American spends 8.05 hours a working day in job-related pursuits, including commute times, up from 8.00 hours in 2011. Men averaged 8.54 hours and women 7.49 hours. (Note that the statistics include part-time workers.)

Sleeping was the second longest daily activity at an average of 7.6 hours.

The rest of an average American's day was spent, in descending order of time involved, on leisure activities and sports, on other, on caing for others, on eating and drinking, and on household activities.