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    EU Working Life Expectancy at 36 Years in 2017, Up 3 Years From 2000 - Eurostat

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The expected duration of working life across the European Union increased to 36 years in 2017 from 33 years in 2000, EU statistical office Eurostat said in a press release on Thursday.

    "In 2017, the expected duration of working life in the European Union (EU) was 36 years, 3 years longer than in 2000," the statement said.

    According to the agency, working life expectancy is an estimate of how long a person who is currently 15 years old will be active in the labor market throughout his or her life, for a certain country and year.

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    "At the level of EU Member States, the duration of working life ranged from 32 years in Italy to 42 years in Sweden," the state agency added.

    The EU-wide gender gap in expected working life was 5 years in 2017, 38 years for men, and 33 years for women, it said.

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