According to the latest Eurostat figures, Irish people worked on average 39.1 hours per week in 2016, below the EU average of 40.3 hours and joint 5th lowest (with Finland) in the EU.

Full-time employees in the UK have the longest working week (42.3 hours), followed by Cyprus (41.7), Austria (41.4), Greece (41.2), Poland and Portugal (both 41.1). Meanwhile, full-time employees in Denmark (37.8 hours) had the shortest week followed by Italy (38.8), the Netherlands and France (both 39 hours).

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