Which Country Is The Most Overworked?

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The U.S. has one of the longest average work weeks in the world. So, we wanted to know, what other countries spend long hours at the office?

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Employment
https://data.oecd.org/emp/hours-worked.htm
“Those in employment are people above a specified age who, during a specified period, were in paid employment or self-employment.”

Clocking off: Japan calls time on long-hours work culture
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/22/japan-long-hours-work-culture-overwork-paid-holiday-law
“The regulation eight hours in the office is over. The most important work of the day is done; whatever is left can wait until the morning.”

Hours of Work in U.S. History
https://eh.net/encyclopedia/hours-of-work-in-u-s-history/
“In the 1800s, many Americans worked seventy hours or more per week and the length of the workweek became an important political issue.”

Sen. Bernie Sanders says Americans now work the longest hours of any people around the world
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2011/mar/14/bernie-s/sen-bernie-sanders-says-americans-now-work-longest/
“It was Friday, and frankly, it had been a long week. ”

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