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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

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