People Work Less in Korea Than Hong Kong, Singapore

  • Arirang News

    June 23, 2014 11:26

    It's been long believed that Koreans work some of the longest hours in the world. Yet, while that's true, a new report suggests it may not be the whole story.

    In a report comparing Korea's labor conditions and productivity to its neighbors in the region, the Center for Free Enterprise found that Koreans did in fact work much more than the OECD average in 2010 at nearly 2,200 hours a year. But workers in Hong Kong and Singapore actually logged more time at the office with 2,287 hours and 2,392 hours, respectively.

    In terms of productivity, the report found that Korea lagged far behind major advanced nations such as the U.S., France and Germany, standing at just two-thirds the OECD average.

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