NEW YORK (MainStreet) -- Feeling like you need a day off? That could be because the United States is the most overworked nation compared to other advanced economies in the world. According to Gallup, American adults employed full time report working 47 hours each week on average – that’s nearly a full 9-to-5 work day longer than a standard 40-hour workweek requires.

Employees working longer hours is not just the average, but it's becoming the norm: half of full time workers say they work more than 40 hours, and one in four work more than 50 hours each week.

Beyond those who work full time, the average U.S. resident works for nearly 1,790 hours each year, which is higher than the average number of hours employees in many other developed countries work per year.

Despite all of the hours they work, Americans are out of luck when it comes to having a healthy work-life balance. The U.S. is the only industrialized country in the world that does not provide national paid parental leave benefits. The average in many other countries is over twelve weeks of paid leave, and in Europe, the average is over 20 weeks.

Sweden recently announced its interest in switching to a six-hour workday, hoping that shorter workdays would increase productivity. Additionally, less time at work would allow workers to spend more time with their families. Many other countries help workers to achieve these same benefits by establishing federally mandated vacation days and holidays for employees.

The United States is also the only developed country with no federal law requiring annual leave, according to the Center for Economic and Policy Research's No-Vacation National Revisited Report from 2013. In fact, the paid vacation and holiday laws in 20 of the richest countries in the world put those of the U.S. to shame.

On average, workers in these countries enjoy a total of about 20 days of paid vacation each year. For some, paid holidays allow for even more days off of work.

So, where can workers live in order to receive legally mandated paid vacation days each year? Click through the list to find out.

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20. Japan

Paid Vacation: 10
Paid Holidays: 0

In Japan, people spend an average of 1,729 hours working per year.

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19. Canada

Paid Vacation: 10
Paid Holidays: 0

On average, workers in Canada spend 1,704 hours per year engaged with their job.

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17./18. (tie)

Switzerland

Paid Vacation: 20
Paid Holidays: 0

People in Switzerland spend 1,568 hours working each year.

Netherlands

Paid Vacation: 20
Paid Holidays: 0

The Dutch spend 1,425 hours per year working.

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16. Greece

Paid Vacation: 20
Paid Holidays: 6

In Greece, people spend a shocking 2,042 hours, on average, working per year.

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15. Australia

Paid Vacation: 20
Paid Holidays: 8

Australians spend an average of 1,664 hours each year involved in work.

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14. Ireland

Paid Vacation: 20
Paid Holidays: 9

On average, the Irish spend 1,821 hours each year working.

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11./12./13. (tie)

Belgium

Paid Vacation: 20
Paid Holidays: 10

In Belgium, people spend an average of 1,629 hours per year working.

Germany

Paid Vacation: 20
Paid Holidays: 10

On average, workers in Germany spend 1,371 hours each year engaged with their job.

New Zealand

Paid Vacation: 20
Paid Holidays: 10

Residents of New Zealand spend an average of 1,762 hours each year working.

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10. Italy

Paid Vacation: 20
Paid Holidays: 11

On average, Italians spend 1,734 hours working each year.

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9. Spain

Paid Vacation: 22
Paid Holidays: 12

People in Spain spend an average of 1,689 hours per year working.

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8. Portugal

Paid Vacation: 22
Paid Holidays: 13

Workers in Portugal spend an average of 1,857 hours per year engaged with their job.

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5./6./7. (tie)

Denmark

Paid Vacation: 25
Paid Holidays: 0

In Denmark, people spend an average of 1,436 hours per year working.

Finland

Paid Vacation: 25
Paid Holidays: 0

Workers in Finland spend an average of 1,645 hours per year involved in work.

Sweden

Paid Vacation: 25
Paid Holidays: 0

People in Sweden spend an average of 1,609 hours per year working.

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4. Norway

Paid Vacation: 25
Paid Holidays: 2

In Norway, people spend an average of 1,427 hours working per year.

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3. Austria

Paid Vacation: 25
Paid Holidays: 13

In Austria, people spend 1,629 hours, on average, working per year.

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2. United Kingdom

Paid Vacation: 28
Paid Holidays: 0

On average, British people spend 1,677 hours each year working.

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1. France

Paid Vacation: 30
Paid Holidays: 1

Workers in France spend an average of 1,473 hours per year engaged with their job.