Recognizing Labor Across the World

Recognizing Labor Across the World

Happy Labor Day!

As many workers across the country take a well-deserved day off, let's take a look at how the average work week in the United States compares to the rest of the world. 

Thanks to data provided by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and CNN, we were able to compile a few interactive charts to compare the average lengths of a work week in several countries across North America, Europe, Asia and Oceania. 

Hover over data points to reveal more information. 

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CNN, FRED (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis), OECD: Average Annual Hours Actually Worked per Worker

The series on annual hours actually worked per person in total employment presented in this table for all OECD countries are consistent with the series retained for the calculation of productivity measures in the OECD Productivity Database . However, there may be some differences for some countries given that the main purpose of the latter database is to report data series on labour input (i.e. total hours worked) and also because the updating of databases occur at different moments of the year.

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