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Labor > Hours worked: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Number of hours worked in 2003; average of all people in employment. Note that different nations use very different practices and definitions in this data field, so comparisons such as this table are tentative at best..

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 AustraliaAustralia 1,814 hours 2003
2 JapanJapan 1,801 hours 2003
3 United StatesUnited States 1,792 hours 2003
4 CanadaCanada 1,718 hours 2003
5 United KingdomUnited Kingdom 1,673 hours 2003
Group of 7 countries (G7) averageGroup of 7 countries (G7) average 1,671.33 hours 2003
6 ItalyItaly 1,591 hours 2003
7 SwedenSweden 1,564 hours 2003
8 FranceFrance 1,453 hours 2003
9 NorwayNorway 1,337 hours 2003

Citation

"All countries compared for Labor > Hours worked", OECD. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Labor/Hours-worked

Labor > Hours worked: Countries Compared Map

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As an Australian, I can tell you, it's very much a part of the expectation here, especially in white collar work or when it's big business competing. The expectations are in the contracts. No one likes it, but too many morons are in power who do not think of health holistically, only profits.

Posted on 05 Jul 2010

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