There’s no doubt a lot of Americans work really hard in order to be able to achieve their goals, whatever those may be, 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 12th for indirect.
- Topping the list specifically for indirect work factors is Portland, Oregon, which ranks 60th overall.
Top Ten Hardest Working Cities in the U.S.
- Anchorage, AK
- Cheyenne, WY
- Virginia Beach, VA
- Washington, DC
- Irving, TX
- San Francisco, CA
- Austin, TX
- Norfolk, VA
- Corpus Christi, TX
- 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 here to find out where your city falls on the list.