(Bloomberg) – Americans are addicted to their jobs. U.S. workers not only put in more hours than workers do almost anywhere else. They’re also increasingly retiring later and taking fewer vacation days.
A new study tries to measure precisely how much more Americans work than Europeans do overall. The answer: The average person in Europe works 19% less than the average person in the U.S. That’s about 258 fewer hours per year, or about an hour less each weekday. Another way to look at it: U.S. workers put in almost 25% more hours than Europeans.
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