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Farmers, fisherman and forestry workers work hardest

austimber 2016-1According to recent data Ireland’s hardest workers are farmers, fishermen and forestry staff. Source: Belfast Telegraph

According to the Central Statistics Office (CSO) anyone working in these sectors can expect to clock the longest days and rack up an average of 49.1 hours a week.

Its review of employment data for the last six years also showed the average working week is 35.8 hours.

Among those who run up the lowest numbers for a five-day working week are teachers and others in the education sector who clock up an average of 29.4 hours.

Sales and customer service staff also run up low weekly averages of 29.9 hours.

The CSO said the country’s 325,500 self-employed workers also ranked high on the longest days with an average working week of 44 hours while managers, directors and senior officials clocked up 43 hours a week.

Its six-year review of data from the Quarterly National Household Survey also showed job creation has been growing steadily in Ireland for the last four years with 1,976,500 people now employed.