WalletHub just released their list of the Hardest Working Cities in America, judging 116 of the largest cities in the country in variety of areas.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, folks in Anchorage, Alaska earned the title of Hardest Working City, with a score of 80.07
- Anchorage lands in fourth for direct work factors and eighth for indirect.
- Topping the list specifically for direct work factors is Austin, Texas, which ranks ninth overall.
- Salt Lake City, Utah is tops for indirect work factors, although it lands in 54th place overall.
- Columbia SC is ranked 107 overall (100th in direct work factors and dead last 116th in indirect work factors)
Top Ten Hardest Working Cities in the U.S.
- Anchorage, AK
- San Francisco, CA
- Virginia Beach, VA
- Cheyenne, WY
- Irving, TX
- Norfolk, VA
- Corpus Christi, TX
- Washington, DC
- Austin, TX
- Plano, TX
On the other end of the spectrum, Detroit, Michigan came in dead last on the list, with a score of 32.96, ranking 116 for direct work and 48 for indirect work.