This Is America's Hardest-Working City

WalletHub ranks 116 cities on work ethic, with San Francisco at the top
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 26, 2018 3:48 PM CST
This Is America's Hardest-Working City
A blanket of fog covers the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge, top left, in front of the city skyline Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, in San Francisco.   (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Hard work is as American as apple pie—WalletHub notes that, as a nation, we spend more time at our jobs than other industrialized countries including Japan, Germany, and the UK. So which US cities work the hardest? The site compared the 116 largest cities in the country, looking at factors including employment rate, average weekly work hours, percentage of workers with more than one job, percentage of workers who leave vacation time unused, and more. The top 10 hardest-working US cities, with San Francisco at the top, along with the number of points they each achieved on WalletHub's 100-point scale:

  1. San Francisco: 78.52 points
  2. Fremont, Calif: 78.28 points
  3. Jersey City, NJ: 74.14 points
  4. Washington, DC: 74.06 points
  5. New York City 71.88 points
  6. Oakland: 70.56 points
  7. Boston: 68.64 points
  8. Aurora, Colo.: 68.56 points
  9. Newark, NJ: 67.02 points
  10. Chicago: 65.20 points
Click for the complete ranking and more on WalletHub's methodology. (More working stories.)

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