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Short working week is actually even shorter

Danes work an average 34 hours a week, show new revised numbers

Statistics Denmark has downwardly adjusted figures regarding how much people work in this country, reports and

A new method of collecting data has forced the statistics agency to reduce the collective number of hours the labour force worked in 2011 from 4.2b to 3.8bn – a drop of around 8 per cent, which means a 37-hour working week was actually closer to 34 hours.

Union boss Harald Børsting of LO, the Confederation of Danish Trade Unions, said he wasn’t surprised.


»There have been previous studies indicating that we don’t work as much in Denmark as other countries and these have now been confirmed,« he said.

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