Average weekly working hours in Sweden 2018, by type of employment

Average weekly working hours in Sweden in 2018, by type of employment

by Agnete Lundetræ Jürgensen, last edited Aug 9, 2019
Average weekly working hours in Sweden 2018, by type of employment The ordinary weekly working hours in Sweden are stated to equal 40 hours. However, the actual average reported weekly working hours in Sweden fluctuated between 30 and 30.9 hours per week during the period from 2008 to 2018. In 2018, an actual working week amounted to on average 30.6 hours.
Highest number of weekly working hours among self-employed

    The highest actual average weekly working hours in 2018 was among self-employed, who worked 35.2 hours per week. Around 490 thousand people in Sweden were self-employed during 2018, and the highest number of them were between 55 to 64 years old.  

25 to 54-years olds worked the most hours

   The lowest number of actual average working hours per week was among the youngest in the working population, aged 15 to 24 years. They worked on average 26 hours per week. The highest actual working hours were among 25 to 54-year olds, who worked on average 30.9 hours per week.
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Average weekly working hours in Sweden in 2018, by type of employment

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