France - French workers are highly productive despite short working hours - August 31, 2019

The 35-hour week is the official length of the working week in France and it gives France one of the shortest working weeks in Europe. But despite the shorter working week, France regularly comes out well in international productivity comparisons - proving that when the French are at work, they’re working hard. There is also the fact that exceptions to the 35-hour week for certain kinds of workers mean that many people in France work longer hours than you might think.

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