Share of working adults with different shift types, by industry

Industry
Type of Shift Base Professional Services Retail or wholesale trade Education, healthcare, or a not-for-profit organization Construction or manufacturing Transportation or utilities Agriculture Food services or production Something else
Regular day shift 67% 71% 44% 81% 77% 58% 43% 40% 60%
Evening shift 5% 3% 6% 4% 9% 5% 18% 5%
Night shift 3% 3% 3% 1% 5% 6% 12%
Rotating shift 5% 1% 12% 1% 8% 8% 8% 8%
Split shift 3% 3% 3% 1% 8% 9% 3%
Irregular schedule 16% 16% 29% 9% 10% 7% 42% 21% 20%
Something else 2% 2% 2% 2% 3% 3%

Note: The table shows responses of 1,000 working adults to the question, “Thinking of your main job, which of the following best describes the hours you usually work: a regular day shift, an evening shift, a night shift, a rotating shift, a split shift, an irregular schedule, or something else?”

Source: Public Policy Polling 2014

View the underlying data on epi.org.