Most Americans spend more time on the job than they do on anything else.
- The average employee spends more than 2/3 of his or her day at work or on work-related activities. That’s more time than they spend sleeping or raising children.
- Americans work an average of nearly one month more per year now than in 1970.
- In 1960, only 20 percent of mothers worked. Today, in 70 percent of American households all adults work.
America vs. the world:
- Americans work 137 more hours per year than Japanese workers
- 260 more hours per year than British workers
- 499 more hours per year than French workers
- Average productivity for American workers has increased 400% since 1950
- In every country included except Canada and Japan (and the U.S., which averages 13 days/per year), workers get at least 20 paid vacation days. In France and Finland, they get 30 – an entire month off, paid, every year.
So it matters what you do… doesn’t it? Because Americans work so much….
Here are the 10 Best AND 10 Worst Jobs in America, 2013 (with median salaries) by our friends at Numbersleuth.