Thursday, March 5, 2015
Hardest working cities in the US
Number 1--Anchorage, Alaska.
WalletHub looked at the 16 most populous cities--average workweeks, commute time, labor force participation rate, workers with more than one job, hours volunteering per resident, average days a month with below-average sleep, and average daily leisure time.
This was the cities alone--not surrounding areas.
First, Americans are four times as productive now as in the 1950s.
In 1950, Americans worked 214 more hours a week than they did then. This is due to techonology, a lot of it. But still, Americans work 50% more than their European counterparts.
In Anchorage, residents work an average of 40.7 hours a week. The labor participation is almost 80%.
Virginia Beach, Virginia, has an average week of just over 40 hours. Labor participation is 77.8%.
Next are Plano, TX, Cheyenne, WY, and Irving, TX with just over 40 hours a week and labor participation of about 80%.
At the other end--Burlington, VT--33.1 hours a week, under 71% participation.
You are enjoying life a little too much, Vermont. Step it up!