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The Best and Worst Jobs in America

Most Americans spend more time on the job than they do on anything else.


  • The average employee spends more than 2/3 of his or her day at work or on work-related activities. That’s more time than they spend sleeping or raising children.
  • Americans work an average of nearly one month more per year now than in 1970.
  • In 1960, only 20 percent of mothers worked. Today, in 70 percent of American households all adults work.

America vs. the world:

  • Americans work 137 more hours per year than Japanese workers
  • 260 more hours per year than British workers
  • 499 more hours per year than French workers
  • Average productivity for American workers has increased 400% since 1950
  • In every country included except Canada and Japan (and the U.S., which averages 13 days/per year), workers get at least 20 paid vacation days. In France and Finland, they get 30 – an entire month off, paid, every year.

So it matters what you do… doesn’t it? Because Americans work so much….

 By Arthur Habrial

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Career Advice: The Best and Worst Jobs in America
The Best and Worst Jobs in America
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