I am calculating average hours per workweek by occupation using 2016 ACS data for Oregon, employed workers only. That is, UHRSWORK for each OCC, where STATEFIP = 41 & EMPSTAT = 1.
I created a weighted average. I multiplied each person’s hours by PERWT, then summed these amounts for each occupation. Finally, I divided these totals by the total of PERWTs in each occupation.
Is this a good approach?