On average, Americans work 4.8 more weeks per year than workers in other developed nations. In 2007, Americans worked an average of 45.9 weeks of the year. By contrast, the average German worked 41 weeks, and the average Norwegian 36 weeks.

On average, Americans work 4.8 more weeks per year than workers in other developed nations. In 2007, Americans worked an average of 45.9 weeks of the year. By contrast, the average German worked 41 weeks, and the average Norwegian 36 weeks.

Source: Economic Policy Institute: The State of Working America

 

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