A List: The Hardest Working Cities In The US

A lot of Americans pride themselves on working hard so they can reach the American dream. People in the U.S. work so hard, we put in more hours on the job than several other industrialized countries. The average U.S. worker clocks 1,791 hours a year - that’s 184 more than the average in Japan, 294 more than the U.K. and 442 more than Germany.

But it turns out, people in some cities have a stronger work ethic and put in more hours than folks in other places. And a new report tells us where those are. WalletHub’s annual list of the Hardest Working Cities in America has just come out.

  • They compare the 116 biggest cities in the country across 11 key metrics related to work, divided into two sections.
  • Direct Work Factors include average workweek hours, employment rate, and how many workers leave vacation time unused.
  • Indirect Work Factors include average commute time, share of workers with multiple jobs and leisure time spent per day.
  • Based on all of that, WalletHub names San Francisco as the Hardest Working City, with an overall score of 77.12 out of 100.
  • It comes in number one for Direct Work Factors and 43rd for Indirect.
  • On the flip side, Burlington, Vermont, comes in dead last at number 116, with a score of 30.36, it ranks 116 for Direct Work Factors and 104th for Indirect.

I'm going to save you some scrolling...Albuquerque is ranked as the 97th most hard working city! Hey Top 100...there are a TON of cities in the country.

Top 10 Hardest Working Cities in the U.S.

(Click here to see where your city falls on the list)

  1. San Francisco, California
  2. Anchorage, Alaska
  3. Irving, Texas
  4. Virginia Beach, Virginia
  5. Washington, D.C.
  6. Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  7. Norfolk, Virginia
  8. Cheyenne, Wyoming
  9. Dallas, Texas
  10. Austin, Texas

Source: WalletHub

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