Which Country People Work the Longest Hours in?

Average Annual Hours Actually Worked Per Worker (hours), 2014 or latest
Labour | December 2, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 38 countries in 2014, Mexico ranked the highest in Average Annual Hours Actually Worked Per Worker with 2,228 hours followed by Costa Rica and South Korea. On the other end of the scale was Germany with 1,371 hours, Netherlands with 1,425 hours and Norway with 1,427 hours.

Average Average Annual Hours Actually Worked Per Worker reached 1,770 hours in 2014 in the World. This is 0 % the same as in the previous year and -2.43 % less than 10 years ago.

Historically, average Average Annual Hours Actually Worked Per Worker reached an all time high of 2,015 hours in 1970 and an all time low of 1,700 hours in 2009. The average annual growth amounted to -0.294 % since 1950.

Data for more countries are available at Average Annual Hours Actually Worked Per Worker indicator page.

Average Annual Hours Actually Worked Per Worker Unit 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Chile hours ... ... 2,095 2,074 2,068 2,047 2,024
Costa Rica hours ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 2,321 2,354 2,287
Estonia hours ... ... ... ... ... ... 1,968 1,831 1,875 1,919 1,886
Greece hours 2,106 2,081 2,019 2,131 2,058
Hungary hours ... 1,982 1,963 1,958 1,976 1,889
Iceland hours 1,934 1,849 1,834 1,878 1,853
Israel hours ... 1,929 1,927 1,918 1,920 1,910
Latvia hours ... ... ... ... ... ... 2,002 1,952 1,935 1,952 1,934
Lithuania hours ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1,937 1,848 1,858 1,840 1,846
Mexico hours ... 2,260 2,253 2,242 2,250 2,226
Poland hours ... ... ... ... ... ... 1,969 1,948 1,940 1,938 1,929
Portugal hours 1,887 1,887 1,890 1,867 1,849
Russia hours 1,997 1,974 1,976 1,979 1,982
South Korea hours 2,246 2,232 2,187 2,090 2,163 ...
Turkey hours 1,900 1,881 1,877 1,864 1,855 ...