Dutch work fewer hours than any other OECD country

The Dutch have the shortest average working hours of all OECD countries, according to new research by the Paris-based organisation and quoted by BNR radio.

Dutch people with a job now work an average 1,379 hours a year, compared with the OECD average of 1,776 hours.
This is probably due to the popularity of part-time work in the Netherlands. Two-thirds of women and one in four men in Holland work less than a 36-hour week.
By contrast, the average Greek worker is 2,032 hours on the job, while Spaniards work 1,690 hours.
However, Dutch workers have an average 30 days holiday a year, including public holidays, which is below the EU average of 34.4 days, according to research published by Eurofound last year.

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