Here Are the 10 Hardest- Working Cities in America

The Lone Star State isn't messing around
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 24, 2020 11:59 AM CST
Here Are the 10 US Cities With the Best Work Ethic
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There's no lazing around in Texas, apparently. WalletHub looked at 116 large cities across America to see which epitomized the term "work ethic," analyzing nearly a dozen key metrics in two categories: direct work factors, which includes how many hours folks put in during an average workweek, the employment rate, and how much vacation time goes untouched; and indirect work factors, such as those workers who hold down more than one job, average commute time, and how much time residents devote to leisure each day. The site's survey found that four of the top 10 US cities deemed to be the hardest working can be found in the Lone Star State. See how the rankings fleshed out:

  1. Anchorage, Alaska
  2. San Francisco
  3. Virginia Beach, Va.
  4. Cheyenne, Wyo.
  5. Irving, Texas
  6. Norfolk, Va.
  7. Corpus Christi, Texas
  8. Washington, DC
  9. Austin, Texas (No. 1 in "Direct Work Factors" category)
  10. Plano, Texas
Check out the list to see how cities near you fared. (Here are the cities where the jobs are at.)

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