On average, residents of the United States work more annual hours than their counterparts in other countries. Additionally, the United States provides neither statutory minimum annual leave, nor mandated paid parental leave.
Work & leisure
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Life satisfaction measures how people evaluate their life as a whole rather than their current feelings, on a scale from 0 to 10, self-reported.
Average annual hours actually worked per worker. Includes both full-time and part-time workers.
Statutory and collectively agreed annual leave.
Paid leave entitlements available to mothers.
2022 Gallup Global Emotions Report
July 12, 2022
Global Wellness Institute. The Gallup 2022 Global Emotions Report shows historic highs for negative emotions across 121 nations. This includes record levels of stress, sadness and loneliness since the first Gallup report in 2006.
Page updated 11/8/2022.