Working time: An international comparison

A new study by the International Labour Office estimates that one in five workers around the world - or over 600 million persons - are still working more than 48 hours a week, often merely to make ends meet.

The new study, Working Time Around the World: Trends in working hours, laws and policies in a global comparative perspective says an estimated 22 per cent of the global workforce, or 614.2 million workers, are working "excessively" long hours.

From the graphic (Source: ILO), it can be seen how working hours vary from country to country.

A summary of the report can be found here.

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