Facts or myth? Lazy Greeks, hard working Germans or Americans? Japanese facing death from overwork – “karoshi”?
The facts provide a different picture. The OECD – based chart below shows the share of workers in 2015 working 60 or more hours per week in their main job. In spite of well-known myths, the countries with the by far largest share of workers working long are Turkey (22.3%) and South Korea (22.6%) and not the United States (3.8%) and Germany (3.3%).
Understanding global work.
GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann