Better calculations show that Danish workers put in an average of 34 hours a week
Danes are working about three less hours a week than they previously thought, according to new, more precise calculations from Statistics Denmark.
While it was previously thought that Danes worked about 37 hours each week – still less than most of their European neighbours – the new numbers reduce the work week to just over 34 hours weekly. The numbers are based on statistics collected in 2011.
“We have discovered that we have significantly overestimated the number of hours that Danes are working,” Sven Egmose, the head of Statistics Denmark, ...