List of countries that work the longest hours

List of countries that work the longest hours

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), in its Employment Outlook report, published in 2017, listed Mexico as the country with the longest working hours.

The average citizen of the Central American country works 2,255 hours a year, or a little over 43 hours a week.

In second place is Costa Rica, often described as the world's happiest country; South Korea, Greece and Chile complete the top five.

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  1. Mexico - 2255 hours per year
  2. Costa Rica - 2212
  3. South Korea - 2069
  4. Greece - 2035
  5. Chile - 1974
  6. Russia - 1974
  7. Poland - 1928
  8. Latvia - 1910
  9. Israel - 1889
  10. Lithuania - 1885
  11. Iceland - 1879
  12. Estonia - 1855
  13. Portugal - 1842
  14. Turkey - 1832
  15. Ireland - 1820
  16. US - 1783
  17. Czech Republic - 1770
  18. Hungary - 1761
  19. New Zealand - 1757
  20. Slovakia - 1740
  21. Italy - 1730
  22. Japan - 1713
  23. Canada - 1703
  24. Spain - 1695
  25. Slovenia - 1682
  26. UK - 1676
  27. Australia - 1669
  28. Finland - 1653
  29. Sweden - 1621
  30. Austria - 1601
  31. Switzerland - 1590
  32. Belgium - 1551
  33. Luxembourg - 1512
  34. France - 1472
  35. Netherlands - 1430
  36. Norway - 1421
  37. Denmark - 1410
  38. Germany - 1363
Which nationalities work the longest hours?

Which nationalities work the longest hours?
Source: UGC

While African countries are not among the 38 countries analysed by the OECD, a report by BBC claims it is Africa that shows the greatest number of countries in which more than one of third of the labour force works over 48 hours per week. The rate in Tanzania, for instance, is 60%.

The report compares Nigeria with Mexico in terms of legal minimum paid annual leave which is reportedly less than 10 days.

"Mexicans, apart from the longest hours, are also subjected to one of the meanest holiday regimes in the world: their legal minimum paid annual leave is less than 10 days, like in Nigeria, Japan and China, for example, while regional neighbours Brazil offer a minimum of between 20 to 23 days," BBC states in the report.

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Meanwhile, an earlier report by Legit.ng on the list of countries with minimum wage indicates that Venezuela (below $24), Pakistan ($113), Ukraine ($140), Egypt ($174) and Albania ($210) are the top five countries with the lowest minimum wage.

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