Number of Work Hours in a Year
How many work hours are there in a year?
Between 1,400 and 2,400 hours.
The average number of annual work hours varies from country to country. According to the 2001 edition of the Key Indicators of the Labour Market by the International Labour Organization, in 2001 the average annual work hours for different countries of the world ranged between 1,346 (Netherlands) to 2,446.8 (South Korea). Generally, however, the ILO notes that in developed countries the annual work hours are generally lower (1,500-1,900 hours) compared to developing countries especially in Asia (with 2,000-2,300 hours).