The actual hours worked correspond to the true number of hours actually worked in the scope of employment. In contrast to normal hours of work, they include overtime but do not include absences.
At macroeconomic level, the actual volume of work is given in million hours worked by all employed persons in Switzerland. It thus serves as a basis for calculating the productivity per hour worked. At microeconomic level, the actual number of annual and weekly hours worked is given in hours per job.