Special Report

How Long the Typical Work Week Is Around the World

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1. Denmark
> Average work week (full-time employees): 37.0 hours
> Employees who worked at least 40 hours/week: 7.0%
> Workforce that is part-time: 19.3%
> Unemployment rate: 5.1%
> Avg. annual wages: $57,150

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2. Netherlands
> Average work week (full-time employees): 37.3 hours
> Employees who worked at least 40 hours/week: 28.5%
> Workforce that is part-time: 38.3%
> Unemployment rate: 3.4%
> Avg. annual wages: $56,552

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3. Norway
> Average work week (full-time employees): 37.8 hours
> Employees who worked at least 40 hours/week: 8.6%
> Workforce that is part-time: 19.9%
> Unemployment rate: 3.7%
> Avg. annual wages: $54,027

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4. Belgium
> Average work week (full-time employees): 38.8 hours
> Employees who worked at least 40 hours/week: 28.6%
> Workforce that is part-time: 17.9%
> Unemployment rate: 5.4%
> Avg. annual wages: $55,590

5. France
> Average work week (full-time employees): 39.0 hours
> Employees who worked at least 40 hours/week: 29.0%
> Workforce that is part-time: 13.4%
> Unemployment rate: 8.5%
> Avg. annual wages: $46,481