Norfolk and Virginia Beach Named One of the Hardest-Working Cities in America

An annual study found that the average American worker logs 1,791 hours per year.  That’s 294 hours more than the U.K., and 442 more than Germany.  So which American cities work the hardest?

WalletHub compared the 116 biggest cities in the U.S. using 11 key metrics . . . like employment rates, average workweek hours, volunteer hours, percentage of unused vacation time, and average commute.

Based on that, the 10 hardest-working cities are:

  1. San Francisco

  2. Anchorage, Alaska

  3. Irving, Texas

  4. Virginia Beach, Virginia

  5. Washington, D.C.

  6. Sioux Falls, South Dakota

  7. Norfolk, Virginia

  8. Cheyenne, Wyoming

  9. Dallas, Texas

  10. Austin, Texas

Out of all the cities they looked at, Burlington, Vermont ranked dead last, followed by Detroit . . . Buffalo . . . Bridgeport, Connecticut . . . and Cleveland.

( has the complete list.)