Americans work an average of 38 hours a week, even after factoring in part-time jobs. Here are 10 industrialized nations where workers have shorter hours.
Average working hours in Ireland have fallen considerably over the last 30 years. Whereas Irish workers averaged around 44 hours a week back in 1983, they averaged about 34 hours in 2012.
Part of the decline is due to an exodus from full-time farming jobs (farmers usually report longer working hours than any other occupation).
Meanwhile, part-time jobs have been growing at a faster pace than overall employment -- a trend that could be partly due workers' own preferences, but also due to a weaker job market.