Over a third of young employed Cypriots (36%), aged 20-34, usually work on weekends which is higher than the EU average of 29%, according to the latest EU data.
But recession-hit Greece had the highest figure with almost half of young employed Greeks (47%) reported working on weekends in 2016. More than a third of young people employed in Italy regularly worked on weekends (40%), closely followed by Ireland (38%), Cyprus and the Netherlands (both 36%), Spain (35%) and the United Kingdom (34%).
By contrast, Hungary recorded the lowest proportion of young employed working on weekends (11%), followed by Portugal (12%), Poland (13%), the Czech Republic and Croatia (both 18%).
Hungary recorded the lowest proportion of young employed working on weekends
The lowest proportion of young employed who work on weekends is among those with a higher education (20%). However, those with a higher education are also most likely to work long hours, defined as 49 hours or more per week (8%).
At EU level, young employed with a low level of education (lower secondary or below) are most likely to work on weekends (37%), followed by those with a medium level of education, defined as upper secondary or post-secondary non-tertiary education (33%).
The lowest proportion of young employed who work on weekends is among those with higher education (20%). Young employed with higher education were least likely to work on weekends in all EU Member States except Portugal.