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Table 5 Actually worked weekly working hours, in selected industries and countries

From: Labour market and labour market policies during great recession: the case of Estonia

Total 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
European Union (27 countries) 37.3 36.9 36.9 36.9 36.7
Euro area (17 countries) 36.9 36.4 36.6 36.5 36.2
Germany 35.9 35.3 35.6 35.6 35.5
Estonia 39.1 37.6 38.4 38.6 38.3
Latvia 39.4 38.8 38.4 38.5 38.3
Lithuania 39.2 38.6 38.4 38.3 38.0
Manufacturing 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
European Union (27 countries) 39.2 38.4 38.9 39.0 38.7
Euro area (17 countries) 38.7 37.8 38.3 38.5 38.2
Germany 38.1 36.8 37.7 38.0 37.8
Estonia 39.5 37.6 38.9 39.6 39.1
Latvia 39.0 38.7 38.8 39.3 39.1
Lithuania 39.9 39.3 39.3 39.1 39.2
Construction 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
European Union (27 countries) 40.6 40.2 40.1 40.1 39.9
Euro area (17 countries) 39.9 39.4 39.4 39.5 39.1
Germany 39.8 39.4 39.4 39.6 39.6
Estonia 40.3 38.0 39.9 40.4 40.6
Latvia 41.4 39.1 39.0 39.1 39.1
Lithuania 40.6 39.6 39.3 39.5 39.2
Trade 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
European Union (27 countries) 37.4 37.1 37.1 36.9 36.8
Euro area (17 countries) 37.3 37.0 37.1 36.9 36.7
Germany 34.4 34.1 34.2 34.1 34.1
Estonia 39.7 38.3 39.1 39.2 38.7
Latvia 40.2 39.7 38.8 38.6 38.2
Lithuania 39.5 39.2 39.1 38.7 38.3
Hotels 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
European Union (27 countries) 38.3 37.5 37.4 37.0 36.5
Euro area (17 countries) 39.2 38.4 38.2 37.9 37.4
Germany 34.3 33.6 33.8 33.5 33.2
Estonia 40.0 37.5 37.7 37.3 35.7
Latvia 39.9 39.5 39.2 38.5 38.5
Lithuania 39.3 39.2 38.7 38.3 36.9
Public administration 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
European Union (27 countries) 36.8 36.7 36.8 36.7 36.8
Euro area (17 countries) 36.2 36.1 36.2 36.3 36.3
Germany 37.1 36.7 36.8 36.9 36.9
Estonia 39.4 39.2 40.4 39.8 39.3
Latvia 39.0 39.1 39.5 39.6 39.1
Lithuania 40.0 39.9 40.2 40.2 40.0
  1. Source: Eurostat database.