Denver ranks as one of the 20 hardest-working cities in America, study finds – The Denver Post

We’re taught growing up that hard work can get anyone a chance at the American dream.

And Americans certainly work hard, averaging 1,767 hours per year of work, which is 169 hours more than the average in Japan, 400 more than the average in the U.K. and 435 more than the average in Germany, WalletHub found in a study.

In their research, WalletHub also found Denver is the 17th hardest-working city in the country.

WalletHub compared the 116 largest U.S. cities across 11 key metrics to determine which cities outwork the rest of America. The data set they used ranges from the employment rate to average weekly work hours to the share of workers with multiple jobs.

How hard does Denver work? (1=Best, 58=Avg.)

Ranked 12th: Average workweek hours
Ranked 20th: Average leisure time spent per day
Ranked 35th: Share of households where no adults work
Ranked 41st: Average commute time
Ranked 43rd: Annual volunteer hours per resident
Ranked 46th: Share of workers with multiple jobs

WalletHub’s study included direct and indirect work factors over a 100-point scale, the highest being the hardest working. They made sure to include at least one city from each state. The city only represents the city proper and excludes the surrounding metro area.

Hardest working cities

1. Anchorage, Alaska
2. Washington, D.C.
3. Virginia Beach, Virginia
4. San Francisco, California
5. Irving, Texas

According to a separate study from Student Beans, Denverites are the eighth-best at money-saving in the United States.

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