Swedes struggle to cope with tough 26-hour workweeks6/18/2012
Do your Swedish friends seem sluggish, with barely enough energy to lift a Stieg Larsson hardcover? It's not their fault. A study reveals that the poor lambs now work an average 26.2 hours per week, the highest weekly average since 1991. "Many [Swedes] are working during weekends and vacations when they really ought to be off the clock in order to recover," one labor union leader said.
According to a 2010 study, the average American worker logs 33.6 hours per week, but 86 percent of men and 66.5 percent of women routinely top 40 hours. The workingest country? Turkey, with a 49.7-hour weekly average. How do you say "Suck it up, Swedes" in Turkish?
How many hours do you work each week?