Approximately one-in-five workers will spend Thanksgiving with co-workers

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Approximately one-in-five workers will spend Thanksgiving with co-workers

November 25, 2013 Updated Nov 25, 2013 at 5:16 PM EST

(CareerBuilder news release) As Americans prepare to give thanks this Thursday, co-workers may play a role in many Thanksgiving celebrations.

According to a news release issued this week by CareerBuilder, nearly one-in-five (19 percent) workers say they plan to celebrate Thanksgiving with co-workers either in or out of the office.

Workers Who Celebrate Thanksgiving With Co-Workers By:

Cities with Largest Economies

· Atlanta – 35 percent

· Dallas – 30 percent

· San Francisco – 23 percent

· Phoenix – 22 percent

· Washington DC – 20 percent

· Los Angeles – 16 percent

· New York – 16 percent

· Philadelphia – 11 percent

· Chicago – 8 percent

· Boston – 6 percent

By Industry

· Transportation and Utilities – 28 percent

· Retail – 25 percent

· Finance – 23 percent

· Healthcare – 23 percent

· IT – 23 percent

· Leisure and Hospitality – 21 percent

By Diverse Groups

· African American workers – 32 percent

· LGBT workers – 25 percent

· Disabled workers – 22 percent

· Asian workers – 19 percent

· Hispanic workers – 18 percent

This compares to 15 percent of non-diverse workers.

By Age

· 18-24 – yes, 21 percent

· 25-34 – yes, 17 percent

· 35-44 – yes, 22 percent

· 45-54 – yes, 18 percent

· 55+ – yes, 16 percent

Not everyone gets to enjoy the holiday at home.

Fourteen percent of workers said they have to work on Thanksgiving, with hospitality workers the most likely to be on the clock:

· Leisure and Hospitality – 36 percent

· Retail – 29 percent

· Healthcare – 23 percent

· Transportation and Utilities – 21 percent

Would you rather spend Thanksgiving Day with co-workers or your family?

It’s no surprise that workers look forward to spending time with family on Thanksgiving. However, given the choice, nearly one-in-ten reported they prefer not spending the holiday with family or co-workers:

· My family – 91 percent

· My co-workers – 2 percent

· Neither – 8 percent

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