With March 3 being Employee Appreciation Day and Americans outworking many of their foreign peers by hundreds of extra hours per year, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2017’s Hardest-Working Cities in America.

In order to determine where Americans work the hardest, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 116 largest cities across six key metrics. The data set ranges from “labor-force participation rate” to “average hours worked per week” to “share of workers with multiple jobs.”

Source: WalletHub

Key Stats:

  • Sioux Falls, S.D., has the highest labor-force participation rate, 83.48 percent, which is 1.4 times higher than in Detroit, the city with the lowest at 61.20 percent.
  • Cheyenne, Wyo., has the shortest average commute time, 13.7 minutes, which is 2.9 times shorter than in New York, the city with the longest at 39.9 minutes.
  • Salt Lake City contributes the most annual volunteer hours per resident, 65.9, which is 3.7 times more than in Providence, R.I., the city that contributes the fewest at 17.8.

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Top 20 Hardest-Working Cities in America:

  1. Anchorage, AK
  2. Plano, TX
  3. Cheyenne, WY
  4. Virginia Beach, VA
  5. Irving, TX
  6. Scottsdale, AZ
  7. San Francisco, CA
  8. Corpus Christi, TX
  9. Washington, DC
  10. Sioux Falls, SD
  11. Denver, CO
  12. Dallas, TX
  13. Charlotte, NC
  14. Gilbert, AZ
  15. Jersey City, NJ
  16. Fort Worth, TX
  17. Austin, TX
  18. Houston, TX
  19. Chandler, AZ
  20. Garland, TX

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