Where in the world do people work the hardest? Find out what ranking the United States holds and which countries work even harder.
10. Slovak Republic
Average annual hours: 1,749
Average annual wages: $19,068
Flexible work schedule? What's that?
Similar to Russia, part-time work is practically non-existent in the Slovak Republic. Only 4% of workers in the country work fewer than 30 hours a week.
Average annual hours: 1,765
Average annual wages: $35,143
Japanese workers have a reputation for working long hours. In 2012, the average Japanese worked ranked ninth among industrialized nations for the most hours worked each year.
Average annual hours: 1,797
Average annual wages: $19,437
In 2002, Hungary considered shortening the official work week to 38 hours, with even the country's prime minister on board.
7. United States
Average annual hours: 1,798
Average annual wages: $54,450
Four out of five American employees work at least 35 hours a week, and the country is the only developed nation not to guarantee workers a right to some vacation time each year.
Average annual hours: 1,893
Average annual wages: $20,069
The average Polish worker averages 40 hours a week, but for about 10% of working men in the country, the work week extends more than 50 hours.
5. Russian Federation
Average annual hours: 2,002
Average annual wages: $15,286
The common work week is 40 hours long in Russia, and strict overtime laws mean few workers go beyond 50 hours.
Average annual hours: 2,021
Average annual wages: $17,323
In Estonia, wages are low and long-term unemployment is high, compared to other European countries.
Average annual hours: 2,092
Average annual wages: $35,406
Korea's labor force is still deeply tied to traditional gender roles. About 75% of Korean men work in paid jobs, while only 53% of women do so.
Average annual hours: 2,102
Average annual wages: $15,820
In Chile, about 16% of all workers labor more than 50 hours a week. Over a year, Chileans work about 300 hours more than a typical American worker.
Average annual hours: 2,317
Average annual wages: $9,885
In Mexico, workers average 45 hours a week, the most of any industrialized nation. They work about 519 hours more than the typical American worker each year, only to earn less than a fifth of the pay.
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