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Employment and labour markets: Key tables from OECD - ISSN 2075-2342 - © OECD 2011

 Average annual working time
 Hours per worker
 
 
 
 2003
 2004
 2005
 2006
 2007
 2008
 2009
 2010
 
Australia
1 737
 
1 732
 
1 727
 
1 719
 
1 712
 
1 717
 
1 690
 
1 686
 
 
Austria
1 658
 
1 663
 
1 652
 
1 642
 
1 632
 
1 620
 
1 581
 
1 587
 
 
Belgium
1 575
 
1 549
 
1 565
 
1 566
 
1 560
 
1 568
 
1 550
 
1 551
 
 
Canada
1 736
 
1 754
 
1 739
 
1 738
 
1 738
 
1 728
 
1 700
 
1 702
 
 
Chile
2 235
 
2 232
 
2 157
 
2 165
 
2 128
 
2 095
 
2 074
 
2 068
 
 
Czech Republic
1 972
 
1 986
 
2 002
 
1 997
 
1 985
 
1 992
 
1 942
 
1 947
 
 
Denmark
1 577
 
1 579
 
1 579
 
1 586
 
1 570
 
1 570
 
1 559
 
..
 
 
Estonia
1 985
 
1 996
 
2 010
 
2 001
 
1 999
 
1 969
 
1 831
 
1 879
 
 
Finland
1 719
 
1 723
 
1 716
 
1 709
 
1 706
 
1 704
 
1 673
 
1 697
 
 
France
1 533
 
1 561
 
1 557
 
1 536
 
1 556
 
1 560
 
1 554
 
..
 
 
Germany
1 439
 
1 442
 
1 434
 
1 430
 
1 430
 
1 426
 
1 390
 
1 419
 
 
Greece
2 103
 
2 082
 
2 086
 
2 148
 
2 115
 
2 116
 
2 119
 
2 109
 
 
Hungary
1 990
 
1 993
 
1 993
 
1 989
 
1 985
 
1 986
 
1 968
 
1 961
 
 
Iceland
1 807
 
1 810
 
1 794
 
1 795
 
1 807
 
1 807
 
1 716
 
1 697
 
 
Ireland
1 671
 
1 668
 
1 654
 
1 645
 
1 634
 
1 601
 
1 549
 
1 664
 
 
Israel 1
..
 
1 905
 
1 989
 
1 887
 
1 921
 
1 898
 
1 889
 
..
 
 
Italy
1 826
 
1 826
 
1 819
 
1 815
 
1 816
 
1 803
 
1 772
 
1 778
 
 
Japan
1 799
 
1 787
 
1 775
 
1 784
 
1 785
 
1 771
 
1 714
 
1 733
 
 
Korea
2 424
 
2 392
 
2 351
 
2 346
 
2 306
 
2 246
 
2 232
 
2 193
 
 
Luxembourg
1 630
 
1 586
 
1 570
 
1 580
 
1 515
 
1 555
 
1 601
 
1 616
 
 
Mexico
1 857
 
1 849
 
1 909
 
1 883
 
1 871
 
1 893
 
1 857
 
1 866
 
 
Netherlands
1 401
 
1 399
 
1 393
 
1 392
 
1 388
 
1 379
 
1 378
 
1 377
 
 
New Zealand
1 813
 
1 828
 
1 811
 
1 788
 
1 766
 
1 750
 
1 738
 
1 758
 
 
Norway
1 399
 
1 417
 
1 420
 
1 414
 
1 419
 
1 423
 
1 407
 
1 414
 
 
Poland
1 984
 
1 983
 
1 994
 
1 985
 
1 976
 
1 969
 
1 948
 
1 939
 
 
Portugal
1 742
 
1 763
 
1 752
 
1 757
 
1 727
 
1 745
 
1 719
 
1 714
 
 
Slovak Republic
1 734
 
1 774
 
1 785
 
1 779
 
1 793
 
1 790
 
1 738
 
1 786
 
 
Slovenia
1 776
 
1 740
 
1 762
 
1 750
 
1 742
 
1 724
 
1 664
 
1 664
 
 
Spain
1 706
 
1 690
 
1 668
 
1 656
 
1 636
 
1 647
 
1 653
 
1 663
 
 
Sweden
1 582
 
1 605
 
1 605
 
1 599
 
1 618
 
1 617
 
1 602
 
1 624
 
 
Switzerland
1 643
 
1 673
 
1 667
 
1 652
 
1 643
 
1 640
 
..
 
..
 
 
Turkey
1 943
 
1 918
 
1 936
 
1 944
 
1 911
 
1 900
 
1 881
 
1 877
 
 
United Kingdom
1 674
 
1 674
 
1 673
 
1 668
 
1 670
 
1 665
 
1 643
 
1 647
 
 
United States
1 800
 
1 802
 
1 799
 
1 800
 
1 798
 
1 792
 
1 768
 
1 778
 
 
OECD-Total
1 785
 
1 783
 
1 782
 
1 779
 
1 773
 
1 767
 
1 741
 
1 749
 
Last updated: 31 August 2011
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The statistical data for Israel are supplied by and under the responsibility of the relevant Israeli authorities. The use of such data by the OECD is without prejudice to the status of the Golan Heights, East Jerusalem and Israeli settlements in the West Bank under the terms of international law.
Source: Hours worked: Average annual hours actually worked, OECD Employment and Labour Market Statistics (database)
 

This table includes average annual working time in hours per worker. The table is part of the key table collection on employment and labour markets.

Years covered:
2003-2010

Countries covered

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Luxembourg
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden