Special Report

The Length of a Typical Work Week Around the World


To determine how long the average workweek is around the world, 24/7 Wall St. analyzed data on the average hours usually worked among dependent employees in 2018 from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Data on the percentage of dependent employees who work part-time — less than 30 hours a week — also came from the OECD and is for 2018. Additional data listed is all from the OECD and is for the most recent period available. All figures are annual except for unemployment figures, which are quarterly. All data on employee hours and part-time work are for dependent employees, meaning it does not include self-employed workers.

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