It has been found that Koreans work 393 hours more per year than their counterparts in the OECD member countries on average. The length of working hours is approximately 1.6 times that of Dutch workers.
The OECD announced statistics for 2013 on August 25. According to the data, the average annual working hours amounted to 2,163 for Korean workers, while Mexico topped the list with 2,237 hours.
Mexico and Korea were followed by Greece (2,037 hours), Chile (2,105), the United States (1,788), Japan (1,735), and Britain (1,669), and the OECD average was 1,770 hours. Meanwhile, Dutch workers recorded the shortest length (1,380) with those in Germany (1,388), Norway (1,408), Denmark (1,411), and France (1,489).
Korea ranked first back in 2000 with 2,512 hours, when Mexico recorded 2,311. Korea was on top of the list until 2007, but then Mexico took its place in 2008 (2,246 hours vs. 2,260 hours).