Thursday, November 28, 2013

Shorter Work Hours than France

People sometimes say that France's short work hours are causing its economic problems, but they don't realize that Germany, Europe's economic powerhouse, actually has shorter hours than France.

 We hear a lot of news about France's short work hours, because of the controversy about its 35 hour work week, but in fact, northern European countries with strong economies have the world's shortest work hours, as we can see in this graph. 
source: OECD

And which country in the Eurozone has the longest work hours? Greece, with Europe's most problematic economy.