Forget Hours Worked, This Is The Statistic That Tells You How Hard Europe Is Working

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Yesterday we posted a story that showed new statistics about how average work-weeks for different European nations differed.One interesting fact from the data was that the Greeks, on paper at very least, work the longest hours in Europe. In fact across the board, poorer countries seemed to work longer than the more developed countries in Europe.

As many commenters were quick to point out, however, this doesn’t give you a clear picture of how valuable this time put in actually is. An hour sitting at a desk playing Angry Birds might count as an hour worked for some, but its not, to most people’s minds, an hour of work.

So, using more data from the UK’s Office of National Statistics, we’ve taken a look at the productivity per hour worked — and the contrast with yesterday’s list is remarkable.

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title=”#20 – Portugal”
content=”Productivity per Hour (EU average = 100) – 65.4

Hours worked (all in employment) – 39.1

Source: ONA (via The Guardian)
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title=”#19 – Czech Republic”
content=”Productivity per Hour (EU average = 100) – 70.1

Hours worked (all in employment) – 41.2

Source: ONA (via The Guardian)
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title=”#18 – Greece”
content=”Productivity per Hour (EU average = 100) – 76.3

Hours worked (all in employment) – 42.2

Source: ONA (via The Guardian)
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title=”#17 – Slovakia”
content=”Productivity per Hour (EU average = 100) – 78.4

Hours worked (all in employment) – 40.5

Source: ONA (via The Guardian)
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title=”#16 – Cyprus”
content=”Productivity per Hour (EU average = 100) – 80

Hours worked (all in employment) – 40

Source: ONA (via The Guardian)
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title=”#15 – Slovenia”
content=”Productivity per Hour (EU average = 100) – 80.2

Hours worked (all in employment) – 39.6

Source: ONA (via The Guardian)
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title=”#14 – Malta”
content=”Productivity per Hour (EU average = 100) – 81.9

Hours worked (all in employment) – 38.8

Source: ONA (via The Guardian)
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title=”#13 – Italy”
content=”Productivity per Hour (EU average = 100) – 101.5

Hours worked (all in employment) – 37.6

Source: ONA (via The Guardian)
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title=”#12 – UK”
content=”Productivity per Hour (EU average = 100) – 107.2

Hours worked (all in employment) – 36.3

Source: ONA (via The Guardian)
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title=”#11 – Spain”
content=”Productivity per Hour (EU average = 100) – 107.9

Hours worked (all in employment) – 38.4

Source: ONA (via The Guardian)
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title=”#10 – Finland”
content=”Productivity per Hour (EU average = 100) – 111.3

Hours worked (all in employment) – 37.4

Source: ONA (via The Guardian)
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title=”#9 – Austria”
content=”Productivity per Hour (EU average = 100) – 115

Hours worked (all in employment) – 37.8

Source: ONA (via The Guardian)
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title=”#8 – Sweden”
content=”Productivity per Hour (EU average = 100) – 115.5

Hours worked (all in employment) – 36.5

Source: ONA (via The Guardian)
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title=”#7 – Denmark”
content=”Productivity per Hour (EU average = 100) – 119.2

Hours worked (all in employment) – 33.8

Source: ONA (via The Guardian)
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title=”#6 – Germany”
content=”Productivity per Hour (EU average = 100) – 123.7

Hours worked (all in employment) – 35.6

Source: ONA (via The Guardian)
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title=”#5 – Ireland”
content=”Productivity per Hour (EU average = 100) – 125.6

Hours worked (all in employment) – 35

Source: ONA (via The Guardian)
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title=”#4 – France”
content=”Productivity per Hour (EU average = 100) – 132.7

Hours worked (all in employment) – 38

Source: ONA (via The Guardian)
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permalink=”3-belgium-18″
title=”#3 – Belgium”
content=”Productivity per Hour (EU average = 100) – 134.7

Hours worked (all in employment) – 36.9

Source: ONA (via The Guardian)
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title=”#2 – Netherlands”
content=”Productivity per Hour (EU average = 100) – 136.5

Hours worked (all in employment) – 30.5

Source: ONA (via The Guardian)
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title=”#1 – Luxembourg”
content=”Productivity per Hour (EU average = 100) – 189.2

Hours worked (all in employment) – 37

Source: ONA (via The Guardian)

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