According to the ilo, americans work 137 more hours per year than japanese workers, 260 more hours per year than british workers, and 499 more hours per year than french workers' (miller) using data by the us bls, the average productivity per american worker has increased 400% since 1950 (miller.
Home uncategorized americans: overworked, overstressed americans: overworked, overstressed not only are americans working longer hours than at any time since statistics have been kept, but now they are also working longer than anyone else in the industrialized world and from talking to american workers themselves. Americans: overworked, overstressed by dean schabner recent studies have painted a grim picture of the american working world: longer days, less vacation time, and later retirement, and — and that was all during the good years of the 1990s the last few months have done nothing to ease those conditions, adding job insecurity to the mix as an increasing number of companies lay off workers to.
Research from juliet schor, currently a professor of sociology at boston college, from her text the overworked american: the unexpected decline of leisure, shows this isn’t the case the average american worker in 1987 was working about 1,949 hours annually, while an adult male peasant in 13th-century uk racked up approximately 1620 yearly.
The normal american workweek, after gradually declining to about 39 hours, began increasing in the ensuing 20 years, working time has steadily increased to the point where the average worker now puts in an estimated 164 extra hours of paid labor a year -- the equivalent of an additional month of work.
Book review: the overworked american: the unexpected decline of leisure charles f angell juliet schor'sthe overworked american, documents how contemporary americans are working longer hours than ever and, in the process, supports melville's conten. German workers came in last (or first, depending on your perspective) with an average workweek of just 2637 hours sweden, where some businesses have shifted to a six-hour workday, ranked no 29 on the oecd list with an average 3094 hour workweek.