10 countries with the highest working hours than US.
Here are the countries with the world’s longest workweeks.
11. The United States’s hour per week is 38.6-hours.
In the US, 11% of workers work over 50 hours a week, in line with the OECD’s average of 11%. US workers also have 14.4 hours to themselves outside of work, slightly less than the 15-hour OECD average.
10. Lithuania’s hour per week is 38.7-hours
Lithuania follows the same 5-day, 8-hour per week as the US, and work start between 8 and 8:30 am. Occasionally, workers clock in for an extra workday on Saturdays. Workers also get an average of 4 weeks of paid vacation, a standard among other European Union member states.
9. Slovenia’s hour per week is 39-hours.
Like Greece, Slovenians use around 39 hours working a week. Slovenians only work 1,603 hours a year on average, unlike Greek workers, who spend 1,956 hours working a year. This is mainly due to far lowervacation’s in Greece.
8. Brazil’s hour per week is 39.5-hours.
Workers in Brazil spend most of their day working with least hours for outside work than most countries — 15hours are reserved for eating, sleeping, and socializing, compared the OECD average of 15 hours.
7. Hungary’s hour per week is 40-hours.
Women in Hungary have lower fertility rates compared to women in other OECD countries, partially due to lack of resources for working mothers to care for their children apart from parental leave. Just 11% of children under age 3 are in day care.
6. Chile’s hour per week is 43-hours.
OECD’s ranked Chile 38th of 40 most average leisure time, showing a least out of work time for Chilean workers just a 13.3 hours compared to the OECD’s 15-hour average.
5. South Africa’s hour per week is 44-hours.
Just a 44% of South Africans aged fifteen to sixty-four have paid jobs, far lower to that of the OECD average of 68%. Eighteen percent of South Africans work over 50 hours a week, above the OECD average of 11%, for those working.
4. Costa Rica’s hour per week is 45-hours.
Not surprising to have Costa Rica in here, they have the 2nd-highest annual working hours, after Mexico
3. Mexico’s hour per week is 46-hours.
In Mexico, an enormous 29% of employees stay in the office over fifty hours a week, and Mexican workers only have 13 hours of free time out of work a day. Notwithstanding having a less workday, the average Mexican employee works more hours at the office annually compared to other nationals.
2. Turkey’s hour per week is 50-hours.
Turkey’s hours comes in 2nd from the OECD list: a recorded percentage of 32% of workers report shows more of 50 hours a week, even though maximum number of workers still find extra time outside of work. The average OECD free time is 15 hours a day but the Turkish workers spend 14.8 hours which is below that.
1. Colombia’s hour per week is 50-hours.
Colombia comes last on the list of OECD’s overall work-life balance index for several reasons. Aside from having the lengthiest average hour per week, Colombians have limited permitted period compared to other national’s outside of work: just 12 hours a day on average. They also ranked number thirty-eight of fourty for workers working over 50 hours a week — 26.6% just behind only Mexico and Turkey.