주52시간제 이후 하루 평균 근무시간 13.5분 줄어…스포츠•여행 즐겨
Last year the government introduced a 52-hour limit on the workweek for bigger companies.
Data on select workplaces shows their employees spend 13-and-a-half minutes less at the office per day, or nearly 70 minutes less a week
The labor ministry analyzed phone and credit card records and found that there was an evident drop in working hours in parts of the country near the biggest companies.
Average working hours fell the most in the Gwanghwamun area of downtown Seoul at nearly 40 minutes a day, followed by the financial district of Yeouido at 10 minutes.
In contrast, Gasan Digital Complex, home to many small companies, saw work hours rise by a little over half a minute.
The data also showed the surveyed people spent 18 percent more on sports and classes for self-development.
In contrast, spending at bars or restaurants, where workers are often pressured to gather after work, dropped one percent.