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10 hardest working countries

Where in the world do workers toil the most each year? The United States is high on the list, but a few other countries work even harder.


  • Average annual hours: 2,102
  • Average annual wages: $15,820

In Chile, about 16% of all workers labor more than 50 hours a week. Over a year, Chileans work about 300 hours more than a typical American worker.

Social inequality is the worst of any industrialized nation, according to OECD.

The top 20% of the population lives on about $31,000 a year after taxes, while the bottom 20% take home less than $2,400 a year.

Source: OECD. Data reflect wage and salary workers, not the self-employed.
- Last updated July 16 2013 09:27 AM ET

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