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Statistics on working time

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Introduction

Adequate working time is a crucial part of decent work. It represents a key element of working conditions and has a great impact on workers’ income, well-being, and living conditions.

Some of the major challenges regarding working time have persisted since the dawn of the industrial age: excessive hours of work and the need to protect workers’ health and safety by limiting working hours and providing adequate periods of rest and recuperation, including weekly rest and paid annual leave – which are enshrined in international labour standards.

On the other hand, in order to reach an adequate level of monthly remuneration, workers should have access to a minimum desirable number of hours of work, avoiding involuntary part-time employment and time-related underemployment.

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Mean weekly hours actually worked per employed person by sex, age and economic activityAnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta .csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employed person by sex, age and economic activityQuarterlyShort-Term Labour Force Statistics (STLFS)Hours of work.csv    .dta .csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employed person by sex, age and occupationAnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta .csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employed person by sex, age and occupationQuarterlyShort-Term Labour Force Statistics (STLFS)Hours of work.csv    .dta .csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employed person by sex, age and public/private sectorAnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employed person by sex, age and public/private sectorQuarterlyShort-Term Labour Force Statistics (STLFS)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employed person by sex, age and working time arrangementAnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employed person by sex, age and working time arrangementQuarterlyShort-Term Labour Force Statistics (STLFS)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employed person by sex, age and working time arrangementMonthlyShort-Term Labour Force Statistics (STLFS)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employed person by sex and economic activityAnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employed person by sex and economic activityQuarterlyShort-Term Labour Force Statistics (STLFS)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employed person by sex and economic activityMonthlyShort-Term Labour Force Statistics (STLFS)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employed person by sex, economic activity and educationAnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta .csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employed person by sex, economic activity and educationQuarterlyShort-Term Labour Force Statistics (STLFS)Hours of work.csv    .dta .csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employed person by sex, economic activity and rural / urban areasAnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employed person by sex, economic activity and marital statusAnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employed person by sex, economic activity and disability statusAnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employed person by economic activity and occupationAnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employed person by economic activity and occupationQuarterlyShort-Term Labour Force Statistics (STLFS)Hours of work.csv    .dta .csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employed person by sex, economic activity and public/private sectorAnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employed person by sex, economic activity and public/private sectorQuarterlyShort-Term Labour Force Statistics (STLFS)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employed person by sex, economic activity and public/private sectorMonthlyShort-Term Labour Force Statistics (STLFS)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employed person by sex, economic activity and establishment sizeAnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employed person by sex, economic activity and establishment sizeQuarterlyShort-Term Labour Force Statistics (STLFS)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employed person by sex and economic activity - ISIC level 2AnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employed person by age and economic activity - ISIC level 2AnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employed person by sex and occupationAnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employed person by sex and occupationQuarterlyShort-Term Labour Force Statistics (STLFS)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employed person by sex and occupationMonthlyShort-Term Labour Force Statistics (STLFS)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employed person by sex, occupation and educationAnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta .csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employed person by sex, occupation and educationQuarterlyShort-Term Labour Force Statistics (STLFS)Hours of work.csv    .dta .csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employed person by sex, occupation and rural / urban areasAnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employed person by sex, occupation and marital statusAnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employed person by sex, occupation and disability statusAnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employed person by sex, occupation and public/private sectorAnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employed person by sex, occupation and public/private sectorQuarterlyShort-Term Labour Force Statistics (STLFS)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employed person by sex, occupation and establishment sizeAnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employed person by sex, occupation and establishment sizeQuarterlyShort-Term Labour Force Statistics (STLFS)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employed person by sex and occupation - ISCO level 2AnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employed person by age and occupation - ISCO level 2AnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employed person by sex and public/private sectorAnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employed person by sex and public/private sectorQuarterlyShort-Term Labour Force Statistics (STLFS)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employed person by sex, public/private sector and rural/urban areasAnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employed person by sex, public/private sector and rural/urban areasQuarterlyShort-Term Labour Force Statistics (STLFS)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employed person by sex, public/private sector and marital statusAnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employed person by sex, public/private sector and marital statusQuarterlyShort-Term Labour Force Statistics (STLFS)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employed person by sex, public/private sector and disability statusAnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employed person by sex, public/private sector and disability statusQuarterlyShort-Term Labour Force Statistics (STLFS)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employed person by sex and establishment sizeAnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employed person by sex, establishment size and rural / urban areasAnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employed person by sex, establishment size and rural / urban areasQuarterlyShort-Term Labour Force Statistics (STLFS)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employed person by sex, establishment size and marital statusAnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employed person by sex, establishment size and marital statusQuarterlyShort-Term Labour Force Statistics (STLFS)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employed person by sex, establishment size and disability statusAnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employed person by sex, establishment size and disability statusQuarterlyShort-Term Labour Force Statistics (STLFS)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours usually worked per employed person by sexAnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employee by sex, age and economic activityAnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta .csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employee by sex, age and economic activityQuarterlyShort-Term Labour Force Statistics (STLFS)Hours of work.csv    .dta .csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employee by sex, age and occupationAnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta .csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employee by sex, age and occupationQuarterlyShort-Term Labour Force Statistics (STLFS)Hours of work.csv    .dta .csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employee by sex, age and public/private sectorAnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employee by sex, age and public/private sectorQuarterlyShort-Term Labour Force Statistics (STLFS)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employee by sex, age and type of job contractAnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employee by sex, age and type of job contractQuarterlyShort-Term Labour Force Statistics (STLFS)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employee by sex, age and type of job contractMonthlyShort-Term Labour Force Statistics (STLFS)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employee by sex and economic activityAnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employee by sex and economic activityQuarterlyShort-Term Labour Force Statistics (STLFS)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employee by sex and economic activityMonthlyShort-Term Labour Force Statistics (STLFS)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employee by sex, economic activity and educationAnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta .csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employee by sex, economic activity and educationQuarterlyShort-Term Labour Force Statistics (STLFS)Hours of work.csv    .dta .csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employee by sex, economic activity and rural / urban areasAnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employee by sex, economic activity and marital statusAnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employee by sex, economic activity and marital statusQuarterlyShort-Term Labour Force Statistics (STLFS)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employee by sex, economic activity and disability statusAnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employee by economic activity and occupationAnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employee by economic activity and occupationQuarterlyShort-Term Labour Force Statistics (STLFS)Hours of work.csv    .dta .csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employee by sex, economic activity and public/private sectorAnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employee by sex, economic activity and public/private sectorQuarterlyShort-Term Labour Force Statistics (STLFS)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employee by sex, economic activity and public/private sectorMonthlyShort-Term Labour Force Statistics (STLFS)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employee by sex, economic activity and establishment sizeAnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employee by sex, economic activity and establishment sizeQuarterlyShort-Term Labour Force Statistics (STLFS)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employee by sex and economic activity - ISIC level 2AnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employee by age and economic activity - ISIC level 2AnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employee by sex and occupationAnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employee by sex and occupationQuarterlyShort-Term Labour Force Statistics (STLFS)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employee by sex and occupationMonthlyShort-Term Labour Force Statistics (STLFS)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employee by sex, occupation and educationAnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta .csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employee by sex, occupation and educationQuarterlyShort-Term Labour Force Statistics (STLFS)Hours of work.csv    .dta .csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employee by sex, occupation and rural / urban areasAnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employee by sex, occupation and marital statusAnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employee by sex, occupation and marital statusQuarterlyShort-Term Labour Force Statistics (STLFS)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employee by sex, occupation and disability statusAnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employee by sex, occupation and public/private sectorAnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employee by sex, occupation and public/private sectorQuarterlyShort-Term Labour Force Statistics (STLFS)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employee by sex, occupation and establishment sizeAnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employee by sex, occupation and establishment sizeQuarterlyShort-Term Labour Force Statistics (STLFS)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employee by sex and occupation - ISCO level 2AnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employee by age and occupation - ISCO level 2AnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employee by sex and public/private sectorAnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employee by sex and public/private sectorQuarterlyShort-Term Labour Force Statistics (STLFS)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employee by sex, public/private sector and rural/urban areasAnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employee by sex, public/private sector and rural/urban areasQuarterlyShort-Term Labour Force Statistics (STLFS)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employee by sex, public/private sector and marital statusAnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employee by sex, public/private sector and marital statusQuarterlyShort-Term Labour Force Statistics (STLFS)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employee by sex, public/private sector and disability statusAnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employee by sex, public/private sector and disability statusQuarterlyShort-Term Labour Force Statistics (STLFS)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employee by sex and establishment sizeAnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employee by sex and establishment sizeQuarterlyShort-Term Labour Force Statistics (STLFS)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employee by sex and establishment sizeMonthlyShort-Term Labour Force Statistics (STLFS)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employee by sex, establishment size and rural / urban areasAnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employee by sex, establishment size and rural / urban areasQuarterlyShort-Term Labour Force Statistics (STLFS)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employee by sex, establishment size and marital statusAnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employee by sex, establishment size and marital statusQuarterlyShort-Term Labour Force Statistics (STLFS)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employee by sex, establishment size and disability statusAnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employee by sex, establishment size and disability statusQuarterlyShort-Term Labour Force Statistics (STLFS)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked of prime-age employed persons by sex, household type and presence of childrenAnnualGender Equality and Non-Discrimination Indicators (GEND)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked of prime-age employed persons by sex, household type and rural / urban areasAnnualGender Equality and Non-Discrimination Indicators (GEND)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours usually worked per employee by sexAnnualWages and Working Time Statistics (COND)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Ratio of total weekly hours worked to population aged 15-64, by sex -- ILO modelled estimates, Nov. 2023AnnualILO Modelled Estimates (ILOEST)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Total weekly hours worked of employed persons, by sex -- ILO modelled estimates, Nov. 2023 (thousands)AnnualILO Modelled Estimates (ILOEST)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
Mean weekly hours actually worked per employed person by sex -- ILO modelled estimates, Nov. 2023AnnualILO Modelled Estimates (ILOEST)Hours of work.csv    .dta    .xlsx.csv.gz
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Methods

Sources and Methods Volume 3A: Household surveys (2004) – Economically active population, employment, unemployment and hours of work

This volume presents national methodological descriptions of statistics of employment, unemployment, underemployment, hours of work and other indicators derived from labour force and household surveys, disseminated on ILOSTAT. It is a revised and updated version of the second edition issued in 1990. This third edition contains descriptions for 83 countries.

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