Jerusalemites log country's longest work day

Of those surveyed, 70% claimed to be satisfied with their work and were not interested in changing and 28% said they intended to leave their job and seek employment elsewhere. The remainder were undecided.

By SETH FREEDMAN
May 2, 2006 07:59
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Jerusalemites work the longest hours in the country, logging 8.7 hours a day compared with Israel's average eight-hour work day, according to a study released Monday. In Southern Israel workers do around 7.5 hours of work per day, while in the Sharon region the average is 8.3 hours and in Haifa and the north of the country the figure is 8.6 hours. Broken down by age, which was carried out by the HPS unit of Kav Manhe, which provides information on taxation and labor law, indicated that workers between the ages of 45-54 worked the longest hours - an average of nine hours per day - compared with under seven hours for 18-24 year olds. Women, meanwhile worked fewer hours than men, clocking 7.7 hours daily vs. 8.7 for men. Furthermore, the study showed that 3% of people work from home. Of those who travel to their place of work, 45% drive in their own vehicles; 10% travel in a company car; 21.4% go by public transportation; and 15% walk to work. Of those surveyed, 70% claimed to be satisfied with their work and were not interested in changing their jobs this year and 28% said they intended to leave their job and seek employment elsewhere. The remainder were undecided. The report also delved into salaries, finding that one-third of workers are paid on the first of the month, another third receive their money on the 10th, with the 5th and the 9th also being popular pay dates. The study surveyed 500 members of the country's Jewish population, aged 18 and over.


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