Tuesday, July 16, 2013

10 hardest working countries

Where in the world do workers toil the most each year? The United States is high on the list, but a few other countries work even harder.

hardest working countries mexico 

Average annual hours: 2,317
Average annual wages: $9,885
In Mexico, workers average 45 hours a week, the most of any industrialized nation. They work about 519 hours more than the typical American worker each year, only to earn less than a fifth of the pay.

When the OECD ranks industrialized nations by education and work-life balance, Mexico comes out on the bottom in both cases. Only about a third of adults -- ages 25 to 64 -- have earned the equivalent of a high school diploma. 

There's also a huge gender gap in the job market. Whereas 78% of men have jobs, only about 43% of adult women work for pay.
For the rest of the story: http://money.cnn.com/gallery/news/economy/2013/07/16/10-hardest-working-countries/index.html?iid=Lead

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