Who Works the Longest Hours in Europe?

Clue: We are told their economic mire has a lot to do with laziness.

 

EU ALL

37.4

FT

41.6

Austria 37.8 43.7
Belgium 36.9 41.7
Bulgaria 40.9 41.3
Cyprus 40.0 42.1
Czech Republic 41.2 42.3
Denmark 33.8 39.1
Estonia 38.6 40.8
Finland 37.4 40.3
France 38.0 41.1
Germany 35.6 42.0
Greece 42.2 43.7
Hungary 39.4 40.6
Ireland 35.0 39.7
Italy 37.6 40.5
Latvia 39.2 40.8
Lithuania 38.3 39.7
Luxembourg 37.0 40.5
Malta 38.8 41.4
Netherlands 30.5 40.9
Poland 40.6 42.2
Portugal 39.1 42.3
Romania 40.5 41.0
Slovakia 40.5 41.5
Slovenia 39.6 41.8
Spain 38.4 41.6
Sweden 36.5 40.9
UK 36.3 42.7

Yes that’s it: Greece. According to the ONS (2011) taking all employment and averaging it the people of Greece work 6 hours a week longer than the people of the UK. The Netherlands work on average 6 hours less than the UK a week but are a third more productive. So next time you are fed government lies about other countries and how great the UK economy is remember this.

Douglas James