Average Working Time By Country

Working time refers to the period of time that a person spends doing paid labor.
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Every country strives to regulate the working hours of its citizens by putting in place laws that stipulate the maximum working hours and the minimum resting period. Countries have set in place standard working hours that limit the working hours of employees be it per day, week, month or year. Most countries in the world have average working hours of between 40 to 44 hours per week.

Average Working Time By Country

Rank Country Average Hours Worked (Per Year)
1 Mexico 2246
2 South Korea 2113
3 Greece 2042
4 Chile 1988
5 Poland 1963
6 Latvia 1903
7 Iceland 1880
8 Portugal 1868
9 Israel 1858
10 Estonia 1852
11 Turkey 1832
12 Ireland 1820
13 United States 1790
14 Czechia 1779
15 New Zealand 1757
16 Slovak Republic 1754
17 Hungary 1749
18 Italy 1725
19 Japan 1719
20 Canada 1706
21 Spain 1691
22 Slovenia 1676
23 United Kingdom 1674
24 Australia 1665
25 Finland 1646
26 Austria 1625
27 Sweden 1612
28 Switzerland 1590
29 Belgium 1541
30 Luxembourg 1507
31 France 1482
32 Denmark 1457
33 Norway 1424
34 Netherlands 1419
35 Germany 1371
 
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