Excess work hours

Has economic growth made us time-poor?

Recent economic growth has led to a drop in joblessness, but the number of those with work still looking for additional income remains at double-digit rates, which may explain why some people work more than the 48 hours a week deemed as “decent” by the International Labor Organization. For 2009-2015, the average pay for wage and salary workers has increased, but so has the number of those working excessive hours, leaving less time for family and leisure.

Excess work hours

 

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