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Working Hard for the Money.

With U.S. citizens outworking many of their foreign peers by hundreds of extra hours per year, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2018's Hardest-Working Cities in America, comparing the 116 largest metropolitan areas across nine key metrics. The data set ranges from employment rate to average hours worked per week to share of workers with multiple jobs.

The hardest-working cities, starting at No. 1, are San Francisco, Calif.; Fremont, Calif.; Jersey City, N.J.; Washington, D.C.; New York; Oakland, Calif.; Boston, Mass.; Aurora, Cola; Newark, N.J.; Chicago, Ill.; San Jose, Calif.; Los Angeles, Calif.; Garland, Texas; Philadelphia, Pa.; Baltimore, Md.; Long Beach, Calif.; Plano, Texas; Arlington, Texas; Denver, Colo.; and Ft. Worth, Texas.

The statistics indicate that:

* New York has the longest hours worked per week, 40.3; Cheyenne, Wyo., the shortest, 14.6.

* Anchorage, Alaska, has the longest average commute time, 41 minutes; Burlington, Vt., the shortest, 33.5 minutes.

* Salt Lake City, Utah, contributes the most annual volunteer hours per resident, 65.91; Providence, R.I., the fewest, 17.76.

* Omaha, Neb., has the lowest share of idle youth 16-24 years old, 7.1%; Bakersfield, Calif., the highest, 18.7%.

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Title Annotation:U.S. CITIES
Publication:USA Today (Magazine)
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Apr 1, 2018
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