Despite the misconception that we’re lazy or entitled, we work a lot. ITheU.S. could be considered the most overworked nation in the world. But with little to show for it.
Don’t believe so? Here are a few data points that compare us with our peers worldwide.
- There are laws setting a maximum work week in 134 countries; there is none in the U.S.
- The average number of hours worked by American workers is 1,767 per year, compared to 1,687 for OECD countries.
- Based on data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, American workers have become more productive since 1950 by 430%.