UK has longest weekly working hours in Europe for full-time employees

Brian Dear

Labour Force Survey: Eurostat

  • Almost 70% of employed persons (which includes both employees and self-employed) in the EU27 worked within the service sector in 2011, compared with 62% in 2000
  • On average in the EU27, employees working full-time usually worked 40.4 hours a week in 2011, with women averaging 39.3 hours and men 41.1 hours.
  • The longest weekly working hours for full-time employees were observed in the United Kingdom (42.2 hours)

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