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Men Work Longer Hours than Women

Icelandic men work on the average ten more hours every week than the women according to a new report from Statistics Iceland.

The report measured employment in the third quarter of 2007, i.e. in July, August and September. The average Icelander is estimated to be at work for 43.2 hours per week. Men worked 47.6 hours a week while the women 37.4 hours. This is a slight decrease from the same period in 2006 when Icelandic men worked on the average 48.4 hours while the women spent 38.2 hours a week at work.

According to the same report, 88 percent of Icelandic men and 80 percent of the women participated in the Icelandic labor during this period.

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