Plano’s and Irving’s average worker burns the midnight oil, a recent report from WalletHub found.
The study compared the 116 largest cities in the U.S. based on time and intensity of work. Each city was given a rating that was 60 percent based on average workweek hours, 20 percent based on labor force participation and the remainder based on other statistics like commute time, volunteer hours, leisure time and the number of workers with multiple jobs.
Anchorage, Alaska, is home to the hardest-working citizens, according to the study, while Plano claimed the top Texas spot, ranking No. 3 overall. Virginia Beach, Virginia, claimed the No. 2 spot. Irving came in at No. 5 behind Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Dallas came in at No. 22 on the list, behind Houston at No. 20 and Aurora, Colorado at No. 21. Dallas ranked somewhat higher, at No. 16, for the average workweek hours and labor force participation rates. However, it came in as No. 67 in the other rankings.
Other major metros to outrank Texas cities were No. 7 San Francisco; No. 9 Washington, D.C.; No. 10 Charlotte, North Carolina; No. 13 Denver; and No. 19 Oklahoma City. Smaller cities, including three others from Texas, also outranked the Bayou City. Elsewhere around Texas, Austin came in at No. 25, Fort Worth at No. 26 and San Antonio at No. 45.
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