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The Countries With the Happiest Employees (Infographic)

Find out where your country falls on the employee happiness meter.
The Countries With the Happiest Employees (Infographic)
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From Denmark to Canada, countries around the world differ in what they offer employees. And some countries seem to have it a little better than others.

Scoring a 7.5 out of 10 on the employee happiness meter, Denmark takes the cake for one of the best countries to work in. On average, people work 37 hours a week and get 100 percent paid sick leave for 30 days out of the year.

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The United States isn’t too far off either, placing sixth place among the 20 listed countries. With an overall 7.1 score for employee happiness, an average 40-hour workweek and an average annual salary of $57,000. Although here’s where it may have lost some points: the U.S. does not have any legal obligation in place requiring employers to provide paid sick leave.

To the contrary, South Africa comes in last of the 20 countries, with a 4.4 employee happiness rating. Maybe that’s because people are working long hours -- on average, a worker in South Africa spends nine hours a day at his or her job. Not only that, but the average annual wage for workers is only $25,000.

To learn more, check out ACA’s infographic below.

Edition: May 2017

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