August 21, 2009 11:17
People in Seoul work longer hours than residents of any other major city in the world except Cairo.
According to a report by the Swiss financial group UBS, people in Seoul worked an average 2,312 hours a year, ranking second among residents of 73 major cities around the world. Cairenes were first with 2,373 hours a year on average.
The people of Lyon, France worked the least at 1,582 hours. The average was 1,902 hours a year.
By region, Asians worked the longest hours with 2,119 followed by Africans with 2,087. People in the Middle East worked 2,063 hours. North Americans worked less than South Americans, with 1,890 hours to 1,950. Western Europeans worked 1,745 hours, the shortest among the regions surveyed.
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