Employees in Germany have the best work-life balance

Workers
in Germany have the best work-life balance in the world – spending just a sixth
of their time at work.

The
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development found employees in
Germany work an average of 1,447 hours a year, the Americans clock up 1,805
hours and the Japanese 1,859.

Koreans
top the workaholics table with 2,447 hours.

Germans
also get more holidays than most – an average of 43 days off a year, made up of
30 days holiday and up to 13 bank holidays. That beats Britain by nine-and-a
half days.

Americans
are some of the worst off – with just 23 days holiday.

Germans
also retire earlier, on average, at 60.3 years. Workers in Britain normally
quit at 62.6 years.

By Quentin Reade

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