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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-11-06

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  • [01] Greeks work longer

  • [01] Greeks work longer

    BRUSSELS (ANA-MPA - V. Demiris) Greeks work longer hours than any other Europeans - about 42 hours a week on average - according to the results of a survey carried out by the European statistics agency Eurostat that was released on Thursday.

    The figures refer to the second trimester of 2009 and report that the average working week in the 27 EU member-states is 40.3 hours a week, while in the Eurozone it is 40 hours.

    Greeks are top of the list with 42 hours per week, followed by the Czechs with 41.6 hours a week, Austrians with 41.5 hours a week and Poles with 41.4 hours a week.

    The shortest working week is enjoyed by the Finns (37.8 hours), Danes (38 hours) and Swedes (38.1 hours).

    According to the same survey, Greece has the lowest rate of part-time employment as a proportion of full-time employment in the EU, at 6 percent. The average is 18.8 percent in the EU27 and 20 percent in the Eurozone.

    Part-time work is most common in the Netherlands (48.2 percent) and in Sweden (27 percent), while it is least common in Bulgaria (2.6 percent) and Slovakia (4 percent).

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