Most Americans enjoyed a day off from the office yesterday to celebrate Labor Day and according to a new report, we certainly deserved it. While other countries may consider us “Lazy Americans,” a new study suggests we actually work harder than folks in other parts of the world.
According to statistics, Americans put in more hours than people in other countries, including Japan, where U.S. workers put in 137 hours more per year, and the UK, where Americans work 260 more hours per year. And that’s not all. When it comes to the French, Americans should be the ones calling them lazy. The report finds U.S. workers put in about 500 more hours of work a year than those in France.
Of course, because we work so hard, many folks really did spend yesterday relaxing and enjoying themselves. In fact, a survey by NationalToday finds that two thirds of Americans either hosted or attended a barbecue on Labor Day, with outdoor festivities most popular in the East, although a majority of folks in every part of the country did attend a barbecue. As for what they ate, the top choices included burgers, dogs, chicken and steak.
Source: New York Post