Contact Us

What Country Works the Longest Hours?

Work Stress
Thinkstock

While some Americans are still feeling the reverberations of an unstable economy, many are now putting in longer hours in an attempt to catch up.

Some workers are even being asked by their employers to put in more hours for the same pay as a means of the company’s survival within the marketplace.

What’s true is that most Americans would agree that they feel like they put in entirely too many hours throughout the week.

However, are we putting in more or less than the rest of the world?

According to recent figures from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, Americans are actually working fewer hours than 18 other countries — ranking at number 19, working an average of 1695 hours.

When looking at the average annual hours worked per person worldwide, places like South Korea are working more than anyone else in the world. The country tops the list with a mind blowing 2,193 hours, followed by Chile with 2,068.

The Netherlands works fewer hours than any other country in the world, working an average of 1377 hours. Germany takes a close second at 1408.

Countries Who Work the Longest Hours

1. South Korea – 2,193
2.
Chile – 2,068
3. Russian Federation – 2,017
4. Hungary – 1,973
5. Poland – 1,956
6. Israel – 1,939
7. Estonia – 1,929
8. Turkey – 1,880
9. Mexico – 1,887
10. Czech Republic – 1,866

Countries Who Work the Shortest Hours

1. Netherlands – 1,377
2. Germany – 1,408
3. Norway – 1,413
4. France – 1,439
5. Denmark – 1,537
6. Ireland – 1,540
7. Belgium – 1551
8. Austria – 1,599
9. Luxembourg – 1,616
10. Sweden – 1,624

[BBC]

More from WFNT

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wfnt.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Flint's News Talk quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on Flint's News Talk quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!