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Chinese employees work 8.66h daily: survey


13:48, April 28, 2012

Chinese employees work 8.66 hours daily on average and spend 0.96 in transit, according to a newly released survey.

The survey jointly conducted in 2012 by Beijing University and, a top human resource company, covers more than 30,000 respondents and 28 cities.

The survey shows that on average Chinese workers spend 7.33 hours sleeping, 8.66 hours on work, 0.96 hours on the road and 7.05 hours on other activities.

It ranks the 15 cities with a significant number of respondents. Guangzhou tops the list in daily working time, with 9.02 hours. Hangzhou, Shanghai and Shenzhen follow with all above 8.5 hours. Beijing ranks in the middle with 8.68 hours.

Workers in Beijing spend the longest time on the road, with 1.32 hours; Shanghai comes next, with 1.17 hours and Shenzhen has the least at 0.87 hours.

Working time in 15 cities

Source: Beijing University and


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