This new study shows how Millennials really spend their time

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Millennials are an enigma.

While studies have shown that nearly most Millennials believe they’re currently working their dream jobs, other research points to almost all suffering burnout every single day. And forget about asking Millennials about starting a family any time soon — that’s way back on the minds of most 29-year-olds, studies say.

It’s fun to compare Millennials to other generations, and that’s what the latest study from the Bureau of Labor Statistics tackles finding Millennials work more hours than prior generations while also sleeping more too.

In fact, Millennials are more educated than older generations, according to the report.

The study, which was headed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics economist Michelle Freeman, used data to see how Millennials and non-Millennials spent their time in 2017.

Millennials are employed more — and hold more full-time jobs

Millennials were found to be more likely employed and to work full time compared to other generations. A whopping 79% of millennials were employed (65% full-time), which was far higher than just half of non-Millennials (59%) who were employed, with just 48% holding full-time employment.

Part of Millennials holding more jobs could be because of their educational background. Forty-five percent of Millennials between ages 25 to 36 held a bachelor’s or advanced degree, which was far higher than the 35% for other generations in 2017.

Working habits

Perhaps so many Millennials suffer from burnout symptoms because they work more than other generations.

The average Millennial spent more time at work (4.2 hours) per day than non-Millennials did (3.2 hours), according to the study. The reasoning is because Millennials were found to be more flexible, with 53% saying they’d work on a given day compared to 41% of non-Millennials.

The study said it was because Millennials are entering or working in their prime working years, but there wasn’t much difference in how many hours worked between generational classes (7.8 hours for Millennials vs. 7.7 hours for non-Millennials).

How Millennials spend their free time

Some Millennials hate working out — maybe that’s because they like sleeping so much.

Millennials spent more time sleeping than non-Millennials ages 37 and over, spending about 20 minutes more per day sleeping. In addition, Millennials spend about double playing games than older generations, according to the report.

Millennials spent more time sleeping than non-Millennials ages 37 and over, spending about 20 minutes more per day sleeping. In addition, Millennials spend about double playing games than older generations, according to the report.

When it comes to self-care, Millennials also put more effort into sleeping, bathing, and dressing — about 17 more minutes per day — compared to non-Millennials.

In the past, Millennials have been blamed for killing industries and retail.