According to the latest available Eurostat data for 2017, the average working week in Montenegro is the longest among the countries located in the Western Balkan region.
The study of Eurostat included four countries of the western region of the Balkan Peninsula. The shortest working week is defined in Croatia and is 40.4 working hours, the inhabitants of Slovenia work on average 40.9 hours per week, in Northern Macedonia the average working time is 42.3 hours per week, and the most working are people of Montenegro, who spend at work 43.6 hours a week.
The work week in the European Union lasts an average of 40.2 hours. According to Eurostat for 2017, men on average work a little longer than women, namely, men work 41 hours a week and women work 39.3 hours.
The longest working time is for people in the mining industry — an average of 42 hours per week, and the shortest working week in education — 38.1 hours.
The European Union has the longest working week in the UK - 42.1 hours, followed by Switzerland - 41.8 hours, Cyprus - 41.6 hours, Austria - 41.3 hours, Greece and Portugal - 41 hours a week. The smallest working week is in Denmark, that is the only country which residents work less than 38 hours a week - 37.8 hours.
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