How The Average American Work Week Compares To The Rest Of The World

Americans stay chained to their desks and smartphones for long hours, and many view a 40-hour workweek as "slacking." But are we really getting more quality work done? Not necessarily, according to research from PGi.

Korea clocked the most hours--nearly 2,700 annually--while Denmark worked the least at less than 1,500, followed by Sweden, which only logged around 1,550. Sweden's experiments with shorter workdays, set to begin earlier this month, defy the overworking standard we experience in the U.S. They support of the notion that more work doesn't always equal more productivity.

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