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Average weekly working hours in Sweden 2020, 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 29.2 and 30.9 hours per week during the period from 2010 to 2020. In 2020, an actual working week amounted to 29.2 hours on average.

Highest number of weekly working hours among self-employed

  The highest actual average weekly working hours in 2020 was among self-employed, who worked 32.7 hours per week. Around 402 thousand people in Sweden were self-employed during 2020, and the highest number of them were between 45 to 54 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 24.6 hours per week. The highest actual working hours were among 25 to 54-year olds, who worked on average 30.1 hours per week.

Average weekly working hours in Sweden in 2020, by type of employment

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Source

Release date

January 2021

Region

Sweden

Survey time period

2020

Age group

15-74 years

Supplementary notes

The source adds the following information: "The self-employed group includes self-employed persons who have either some form of sole proprietorship, or persons who are freelancers. Family worker includes persons who work without pay in some company belonging to a household member."

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