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24/7 Wall St.: Countries Where People Work Least

2. Netherlands

Average annual hours per person: 1,336

Average working hours per week: 25.7

Average wage per hour: $42.67 (4th highest)

2011 unemployment: 4.4%

Workers in the Netherlands enjoy low levels of unemployment, high incomes and one of the smallest proportion of employees working 50 or more hours a week — at only 0.7%. GDP per capita is also third highest among the countries we reviewed. In the OECD report, the Netherlands had the highest reported proportion of part-time workers in 2011 at 37.2%.

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