Here Are the US Cities With the Best Work Ethic

The Lone Star state has some hardworking folks
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 25, 2019 10:20 AM CST
Here Are the US Cities With the Best Work Ethic
If you want to find like-minded hard workers, Anchorage might be the place to go.   (Getty Images/XiXinXing)

Do you work to live or live to work? It might depend on where you live. WalletHub decided to take a look at nearly 120 of America's biggest cities to see how their work ethic holds up, looking at both "direct" work factors—including the employment rate, average number of hours in a workweek, and how many workers don't use their vacation time—and "indirect" ones, such as average leisure time and the number of workers who have more than one job. In the top 20 hardest-working cities, eight of them come from one state: Texas. The top 10 follow.

  1. Anchorage, Alaska
  2. San Francisco
  3. Irving, Texas
  4. Virginia Beach, Va.
  5. Plano, Texas
  6. Denver
  7. Aurora, Colo.
  8. Austin, Texas
  9. Cheyenne, Wyo.
  10. Sioux Falls, SD
Check out how other cities ranked. (Here are the US cities where there's work to be had.)

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