10 hardest-working cities in America

The hardest-working Americans live in Washington, D.C., according to an analysis by WalletHub, a personal finance website. 

To determine the hardest-working cities in the U.S., WalletHub used data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. Travel Association, Gallup, the Social Science Research Council and the Corporation for National and Community Service to compare 116 of the most populated cities. Analysts evaluated direct work factors and indirect work factors using 11 metrics, which ranged from the employment rate to the share of workers with multiple jobs. More information about the methodology is available here

The hardest-working cities in America, according to the analysis: 

1. Washington, D.C.

2. Irving, Texas

3. Cheyenne, Wyo.

4. Virginia Beach, Va.

5. Anchorage, Alaska

6. Norfolk, Va.

7. Dallas

8. San Francisco

9. Denver

10. Austin, Texas

The cities at the bottom of the list, according to the analysis:

1. Burlington, Vt. 

2. Detroit

3. Buffalo, N.Y.

4. Newark, N.J.

5. Toledo, Ohio

6. Bridgeport, Conn.

7. Fresno, Calif.

8. Cleveland

9. Columbia, S.C.

10. San Bernardino, Calif.

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