Top 10 Hardest-Working Countries Around the World

Top 10 Hardest-Working Countries Around the World

Each of us think that we work hard and often get tired of it. But after to get acquainted with this list of top 10 hardest-working countries, maybe you changed your thoughts.

The data, collected by Quartz, was formed by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). They take a samples approximately 50 countries to produce a report, the data for which comes from 2016.

The first place out of top 10 hardest-working countries was Turkey and Colombia, where people worked an average of 47.9 hours a week. They were followed by Mexico (45.2), Costa Rica (44.9), and Chile (43.4).

 

  1. Turkey, 47.9 hours a week
  2. Colombia, 47.9
  3. Mexico, 45.2
  4. Costa Rica, 44.9
  5. Chile, 43.4
  6. South Africa, 43.1
  7. Israel, 40.6
  8. Poland, 39.9
  9. Hungary, 39.6
  10. Portugal, 39.4

 

The US came in at an average of 38.6 hours worked per week, while the UK was at 36.5. At the bottom of the table were the Netherlands (29.1), Denmark (32.1), Norway (34.0), Switzerland (34.4), and Germany (34.5).

“Quartz also highlighted another graph, which showed the share of those employed who worked more than 60 hours per week. While the top four remained the same, Chile dropped down to joint 11th place by this barometer. And South Africa was eighth, despite their laws prohibiting more than 45 hours per week plus 10 hours of overtime” IFLScience.

  1. Turkey (20.9 percent of the workforce)
  2. Colombia (17.2 percent)
  3. Costa Rica (16.7 percent)
  4. Mexico (14.7 percent)
  5. Indonesia (14.3 percent)
  6. India (13.6 percent)
  7. South Korea (12.8 percent)
  8. South Africa (11.8 percent)
  9. Greece (11.7 percent)
  10. Japan (8.2 percent)

Source: IFLScience.com