Top Ten Hardest Working Cities in the U.S.


There’s no doubt a lot of Americans work really hard in order to be able to achieve their goals, whatever those maybe, but it turns out folks in some cities have a much stronger work ethic, and put in more work hours, than in others. 

  • Well, WalletHub just released their annual list of the Hardest Working Cities in America, judging 116 of the largest cities in the country over 11 key factors.
  • Those areas include:
    • Direct Work Factors, as in average work week hours, employment rate, and workers leaving vacation on the table.
    • Indirect Work Factors,like commute time, workers with multiple jobs and leisure time spent per day. 
  • Based on all of that, Anchorage, Alaska earned the title of Hardest Working City, with a score of 80.46
  • Anchorage lands in first for direct work factors and 12thfor indirect.
  • Topping the list specifically for indirect work factors is Portland, Oregon, which ranks 60thoverall. 

Top Ten Hardest Working Cities in the U.S.

  1. Anchorage, AK
  2. Cheyenne, WY
  3. Virginia Beach, VA
  4. Washington, DC
  5. Irving, TX
  6. San Francisco, CA
  7. Austin, TX
  8. Norfolk, VA
  9. Corpus Christi, TX
  10. Denver, CO

On the other end of the spectrum, Detroit, Michigan came in dead last on the list, with a score of 32.12, ranking 116 for direct work factors and 68 for indirect work factors. 

Click hereto find out where your city falls on the list.

Source:WalletHub

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