Thursday, March 5, 2015

Hardest working cities in the US

Want to work hard and scramble to the top? Kathryn Dill, Forbes.com, talks about the hardest working cities.

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!

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