Baltimore—Americans spend more time on
the job than workers in most of Western Europe, Japan, and nearly everywhere
else in the world, except for Thailand, Hong Kong, and South Korea, the National
Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reports. Long commutes
add hours and stress to the work day, which for some workers starts as early
as 6 AM. Of 113 million US workers who labor 35 or more hours
per week at paid jobs, 1 in 6 works mostly in the evening, at night, or on
a rotating or irregular schedule.
Lamberg L. Impact of Long Working Hours Explored. JAMA. 2004;292(1):25–26. doi:10.1001/jama.292.1.25
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