OECD: Hours Worked 2005

Hours worked (hours per year per person in employment), which is deduced from the total numbers of hours worked over the year are divided by the average numbers of people in employment in OECD countries for year 2005:

Country 2005
Norway – 1360
Netherlands – 1367
Germany – 1437
Belgium – 1534
France – 1546
Denmark – 1551
Sweden – 1587
Ireland – 1638
Austria  – 1656
Switzerland – 1659
United Kingdom – 1672
Portugal – 1685
Finland – 1714
Australia – 1730
Canada – 1737
Spain – 1769
Japan – 1775
Iceland – 1794
Italy – 1801
United States – 1804
New Zealand – 1809
Greece – 2053
Korea – 2354

If translates it into weekly hour work, it would be…

Norway – 26.2
Netherlands – 26.3
Germany – 27.6
Belgium – 29.5
France – 29.7
Denmark – 29.8
Sweden – 30.5
Ireland – 31.5
Austria – 31.8
Switzerland – 31.9
United Kingdom – 32.2
Portugal – 32.4
Finland – 33.0
Australia – 33.3
Canada – 33.4
Spain – 34.0
Japan – 34.1
Iceland – 34.5
Italy – 34.6
United States – 34.7
New Zealand – 34.8
Greece – 39.5
Korea – 45.3

Source: OECD Factbook 2007 – Labour market, Employment

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