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In Ireland, our average annual hours dropped by 150 during the recession, and has since recovered as employment picked up.

For any European moving to work in the United States, the short annual holidays are a culture shock. By contrast, Europe seems leisurely, with a minim(...)

Men work on a construction site in Washington, DC.  Hiring surged in the US in August, and employers increased wages by the most in nearly a decade. Photograph:  Mari Matsuri / AFP / Getty Images

US wages rose at their quickest pace in nine years in August, providing the highlight of a labour market report that topped Wall Street forecasts and (...)