Romanians worked most in EU


Full-time employees in Romania worked 2,099 hours on average last year, the most among EU member states, while Romanian freelancers were among the Europeans with the lowest activity, registering 2,024 hours on average, France’s Coe-Rexecode Institute informs. Romania and Greece (2,010 hours) are the only two EU states in which the number of hours worked by full-time employees surpassed the 2,000-hour threshold last year. The number of hours worked in Romania dropped from 2,103 hours in 2011 and 2012, the Coe-Rexecode economic studies institute data, obtained from Eurostat, shows. France was the country with the lowest number of hours worked last year (1,661 hours). Romanians top the rankings when it comes to the number of hours worked by part-time employees (1,272 hours per year on average), followed by Hungarians (1,146 hours), Poles (1,074 hours) and Belgians (1,073 hours). In Bulgaria, part-time employees worked an average of 938 hours last year.