Consumer Comeback Blog

A Look at Work Hours & Vacation Time Around the World

Over 1.5 million people say their work hours are excessive, and they blame globalization for the need to work more hours in order to keep up with the other countries of the world. In fact, 80% of individuals from around the world say their jobs are even affecting their health in a negative manner. There is nothing more important than to balance your profession and having a personal life. Different regions of the world have tried to take on this problem in many different manners. The infographic below is a graphical representation of how many average hours were worked between 2008 and 2009 by individuals in thirty different countries from around the world. The data also discusses the average minimum number of paid vacation days that employers provide their employees and the number of government holidays employers are required to give their employees.