Kerry Collins

Kerry Collins

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A lot of Americans work hard, seeing it as the path to achieving the American dream. The average U.S. worker puts in 1,811 hours a year on the job, that’s 204 more than the average in Japan and 279 more than in the U.K. But it seems the work ethic in some cities is stronger than it is in others and a new report reveals where Americans are working the most.

  • WalletHub’s annual list of the Hardest-Working Cities in the U.S. has just come out.
  • They ranked the 116 largest cities in the country on 11 key factors in two main areas:
    • Direct work factors, which include average work week hours, employment rate and workers leaving vacation time on the table.
    • Indirect work factors, like commute time, workers with multiple jobs and leisure time spent.
  • Based on all of that, Washington, D.C. tops the list as the Hardest-Working City. It’s fourth for direct work factors and ninth for indirect.
  • Irving, Texas, second overall, is number one for direct work factors, while Portland, Oregon, 54th overall, is tops for indirect work factors.
  • On the flip side, Burlington, Vermont, lands at the bottom of the list, making it the least hard working city in the study.

Top 10 Hardest-Working Cities In the U.S.

(Check out the full list here)

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

Out of 116 total cities, Bridgeport came in 111

Source: WalletHub

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