The European countries who will have to work the most years

Louis Dor
Tuesday 15 November 2016 14:30
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People in the UK will have longer working lives than people in most other European countries.

In 2015 Eurostat expected the average working lifespan in the UK to be 38.6 years, compared to 37.4 years in 2005.

In short, in the last decade the estimates added 1.2 years to your working life. Congratulations.

The below chart by Statista shows who has it worst in Europe - the UK is fourth out of EU countries, but if you include non-EU European, we're seventh:

If you're wondering who added the most years to their working life during the decade, please see the below chart:

What a generation to be living in.

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