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The most productive countries where people work least hours

Lovemoney Logo By Amy Palmer of Lovemoney | Slide 1 of 31: Which countries are getting the most work done while putting in the least hours? We've used current gross domestic product (GDP) data from the World Bank – the country's GDP shows how healthy a country's economy is at that time – combined with OECD statistics on the number of hours worked in each country in order to find the most productive nations. Click or scroll through our countdown of the top 30 countries that are 'working smart'.

Where has the perfect mix of strong economy but short working weeks?

Which countries are getting the most work done while putting in the least hours? We've used current gross domestic product (GDP) data from the World Bank – the country's GDP shows how healthy a country's economy is at that time – combined with OECD statistics on the number of hours worked in each country in order to find the most productive nations.

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Click or scroll through our countdown of the top 30 countries that are 'working smart'.

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