Hours worked per week of full-time employment

Annual average

The average number of hours corresponds to the number of hours the person normally works. This covers all hours including extra hours, either paid or unpaid, which the person normally works. It excludes the travel time between the home and the place of work as well as the main meal breaks (normally taken at midday). The distinction between full-time and part-time work is made on the basis of a spontaneous answer given by the respondent.

Additional information on Eurostat web page

20152016201720182019
EU (27 countries - from 2020)41.241.241.141.040.9
EU (28 countries)41.441.441.341.241.1
Euro area - 19 countries (from 2015)41.241.141.041.040.9
Belgium41.441.441.3 (b)41.041.1
Bulgaria41.241.241.141.040.8
Czechia41.841.741.741.741.5
Denmark39.038.7 (b)38.7 (b)38.638.4
Germany41.441.341.241.041.0
Estonia40.840.540.540.640.5
Ireland40.440.540.6 (b)40.740.8
Greece44.544.644.444.243.9
Spain41.441.241.040.940.6
France40.440.540.440.440.5
Croatia41.040.840.840.940.8
Italy40.640.640.740.740.7
Cyprus42.342.242.041.741.6
Latvia40.640.540.440.440.3
Lithuania39.639.739.840.040.0
Luxembourg40.8 (b)40.940.940.640.6
Hungary40.940.740.640.540.5
Malta41.541.441.441.642.1
Netherlands40.940.940.840.840.7
Austria42.942.842.742.542.4
Poland42.242.141.941.841.7
Portugal42.442.142.041.841.7
Romania40.440.440.340.240.3
Slovenia41.641.441.441.441.4
Slovakia41.641.441.241.141.2
Finland40.140.140.240.240.2
Sweden40.740.740.740.6 (b)40.7
United Kingdom42.942.842.642.542.5
Iceland45.145.044.644.444.0
Liechtenstein..........
Norway38.939.039.038.938.8
Switzerland43.043.042.942.942.8
Montenegro44.844.144.245.045.3
North Macedonia42.842.743.343.042.3
Albania..........
Serbia44.944.444.143.943.8
Turkey50.950.049.648.948.5

(..) - not available
(b) - break in time series

Source: Eurostat