While recent strides have been made to combat child labor in the rug industry of India, Pakistan and Nepal the problems is far from solved. A study funded by the United States Department of Labor published in 2012 reported that an estimated total of 14.3 percent of the carpet industry workers were children. The median number of hours factory based child carpet laborers worked was 10:40 hours. The child carpet workers of Nepal worked the longest hours averaging 11 hours 40 minutes. For a more in depth information follow this link to the United States Dept. of Labor final report “Children Working in the Carpet Industry in India, Nepal and Pakistan.