American workers are the most productive in the world

Pin It

American workers are the most productive in the world, according to a new study by the International Labor Organization.

According to the report, Americans also work longer hours and produce more per person over the year. Americans also get more done per hour than everyone but the Norwegians.

The average U.S. worker produces $63,885 of wealth per year, more than their counterparts in all other countries, the report says. Ireland comes in second at $55,986, followed by Luxembourg at $55,641, Belgium at $55,235 and France at $54,609.

"The difference in rankings can be explained by the fact that annual working hours per person employed are considerably higher in the United States than in the majority of European economies," the report said.

The U.S. employee clocked an average 1,804 hours of work in 2006, according to the report. Norwegian workers put in 1,407.1 hours and the French worked 1,564.4 hours, respectively.

Click here to read the full press release.

One Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>