Czechs average eighth longest working week in EU

22-04-2015

Czechs on average work 41.8 hours a week, according to figures released by the European statistics office, Eurostat. The figures for 2014 put Czechs in eighth place among the EU 28 countries for the longest working week. Greeks topped the table with just over 44 hours followed by Austrians and British. Poles worked around half an hour longer every week than Czechs but Slovaks slightly less. Danes put in the least hours with an average 38.8 hours worked a week. The working week is shortening though for Czechs with just over 43 hours the length of the average in 2003. The main issue is not hours worked but productivity of the time at work.