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: 2,021
  • Average annual wages: $17,323

In Estonia, wages are low and long-term unemployment is high, compared to other European countries.

Those who are employed tend to work a full 40-hour week and flexible work schedules are uncommon. Only 10% of Estonian employees work part-time.

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

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