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America- world labor leader
WASHINGTON -- U.S. workers put in more hours on the job last year than the labor force of any other industrial nation, outpacing employees in Canada, France, Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom, a study by a U.N. agency finds.
The average American worked 1,978 hours in 2000, compared with 1,942 hours in 1990, according to Jeff Johnson, the economist who headed the study by the International Labor Organization.
That comes to almost an additional 40-hour work week.
"The increase in the number of hours worked within the United States runs counter to the trend in other industrialized nations where we see declining annual hours worked," Johnson said.
Japan held the title for the most hours worked until the mid-1990s, when the United States surged ahead. Now, Americans work almost a month more than the Japanese and almost three months more than Germans.