Special Report

The Length of a Typical Work Week Around the World

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1. Denmark
> Average work week (full-time employees): 37.2 hours
> Employees who worked over 50 hours/week: 2.3%
> Workforce that is part-time: 20.4%
> Unemployment rate: 4.9%
> Avg. annual wages: $55,253

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2. Netherlands
> Average work week (full-time employees): 37.3 hours
> Employees who worked over 50 hours/week: 0.4%
> Workforce that is part-time: 38.7%
> Unemployment rate: 3.3%
> Avg. annual wages: $54,262

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3. Norway
> Average work week (full-time employees): 38.0 hours
> Employees who worked over 50 hours/week: 2.9%
> Workforce that is part-time: 19.1%
> Unemployment rate: 3.7%
> Avg. annual wages: $50,956

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4. Belgium
> Average work week (full-time employees): 38.8 hours
> Employees who worked over 50 hours/week: 4.8%
> Workforce that is part-time: 17.6%
> Unemployment rate: 5.2%
> Avg. annual wages: $52,080

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5. France
> Average work week (full-time employees): 38.9 hours
> Employees who worked over 50 hours/week: 7.7%
> Workforce that is part-time: 14.0%
> Unemployment rate: 8.5%
> Avg. annual wages: $44,510

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