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Hardest-working nations

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Saturday 19 May 2012

Earlier in the year we looked at who worked harder – the Greeks or the Germans – and found to the surprise of some that on all measures the Greeks put in more hours than the Germans.

But the Germans are more efficient.

That got us thinking: what about other international comparisons?

Who works the longest hours in the world?



    The Eurozone crisis has pitted countries against one another. Stereotypes of who is hardworking and who is lazy abound. So which country works the longest hours? You might be surprised

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    Who works the longest hours?

    Do you work a lot or a little? Type in your hours, and we'll tell you how you compare with the average employee in your own country, and the average across 34 developed nations

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