Here's How Many Hours Irish People Work Per Week Compared To Other Countries

Surprised by these stats?

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A new study has found that Irish people work just 22.2 hours per week on average, compared with the 26.1 hours worked by those in the United States.

Our American friends came out on top in the study conducted by economists Alexander Bick of Arizona State University, Bettina Bruggemann of McMaster University in Ontario, and Nicola Fuchs-Schundeln of Goethe University Frankfurt. 


A list of selected countries reads as follows:

Italy – 18.4 hours

France – 19.3 hours

Germany – 20.2 hours

Spain – 21.2 hours

United Kingdom – 22 hours

Ireland – 22.2 hours

Portugal – 22.7 hours

Switzerland – 25.1 hours

United States – 26.1 hours

So next time you complain about how busy you are spare a thought for those in Portugal, Switzerland and the United States.

More information on the study can be found here

Now get back to work. 


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