A survey by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) shows that Colombia is the country where most time is spent working: it averages 47.7 hours per week – about 9.6 hours per business day.
Second in the ranking was Turkey, with an average of 47 hours worked per week – around 9.4 hours per business day.
Brazil occupies the 10th place and has an average of 39.5 hours of work per week, or about 8 hours per day. The global average is 36.8 hours.
In addition to the 36 OECD countries and Brazil, the survey considered data from South Africa, Costa Rica, and Russia – the report from the organization provides no explanation of why they specifically include these countries.
Asian countries notorious for poor working conditions, such as China, Vietnam, and Bangladesh, are not part of the OECD, and therefore have not been surveyed.
Considering the 40 countries analyzed, 11% of people work 50 hours or more per week. The percentage of Brazilians who work long hours (more than 10 hours a day) is 7%, less than the OECD average.