As Sweden shifts to six-hour work day, the countries that work the fewest hours

Sweden is moving to a six-hour working day to try to increase productivity and happiness in the country.

Many employers have already made the change, which aims to ensure people have the energy to enjoy their private lives.

An experiment is being conducted a retirement home in Gothenburg, which will conclude in 2016, to determine whether the cost of new hires to cover hours lost is worth the improvements to patient care an morale.

The OECD produces annual data on the hours worked per worker for countries.

In 2014, the United Kingdom ranked the 13th lowest for average hours worked out of OECD countries, with a total of 1,667 hours per worker for 2014.

For 2014, Germany worked the least hours per worker with 1,371 hours, followed by the Netherlands with 1,425 and Norway with 1,426.9.

Sweden placed 8th out of OECD countries with 1,609 hours per worker.

Mexico worked the most with 2,228.4 hours per worker, closely followed by South Korea and Greece.

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