The 20 cities where Americans work the hardest

New Yorkers work more hours in a week than anyone else in these US cities.

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New Yorkers work more hours in a week than anyone else in these US cities.
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Americans work a lot.

According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, Americans logged an average 1,783 hours of work in 2016. That’s at least 100 more hours a year than the average worker in other OECD countries like the UK, France, Germany, or Sweden.

And when looking at US census data, that number could be higher, since the average working American logs almost 40 hours a week.

So where do people work the hardest?

To find out, personal-finance site WalletHub recently analyzed and ranked 116 of the most populated cities based on nine metrics related directly or indirectly to work, including average workweek hours, average commute time, and average leisure time per day. To read more about the study’s methodology, check out the full report here.

Here’s where some of the hardest-working Americans live:


20. Fort Worth, Texas

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Average hours worked per week: 26.8

Average minutes spent commuting to work: 39.9

Average minutes of leisure time in a day: 308


19. Denver

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Average hours worked per week: 25.1

Average minutes spent commuting to work: 39.4

Average minutes of leisure time in a day: 318


18. Arlington, Texas

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Arlington, Texas
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Average hours worked per week: 26.8

Average minutes spent commuting to work: 39.3

Average minutes of leisure time in a day: 308


17. Plano, Texas

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David Wilson/flickr

Average hours worked per week: 26.3

Average minutes spent commuting to work: 40.3

Average minutes of leisure time in a day: 308


16. Long Beach, California

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Average hours worked per week: 29.9

Average minutes spent commuting to work: 37.9

Average minutes of leisure time in a day: 317


15. Baltimore

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Shutterstock

Average hours worked per week: 30.5

Average minutes spent commuting to work: 38.7

Average minutes of leisure time in a day: 344


14. Philadelphia

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Average hours worked per week: 32.7

Average minutes spent commuting to work: 38

Average minutes of leisure time in a day: 341


13. Garland, Texas

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Average hours worked per week: 28.4

Average minutes spent commuting to work: 39.2

Average minutes of leisure time in a day: 308


12. Los Angeles

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Shutterstock

Average hours worked per week: 30.5

Average minutes spent commuting to work: 37.8

Average minutes of leisure time in a day: 317


11. San Jose, California

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Shutterstock

Average hours worked per week: 28.5

Average minutes spent commuting to work: 38.0

Average minutes of leisure time in a day: 317


10. Chicago

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Shutterstock

Average hours worked per week: 34.4

Average minutes spent commuting to work: 38.7

Average minutes of leisure time in a day: 326


9. Newark, New Jersey

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Average hours worked per week: 34.7

Average minutes spent commuting to work: 37.5

Average minutes of leisure time in a day: 306


8. Aurora, Colorado

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Average hours worked per week: 28.8

Average minutes spent commuting to work: 39.0

Average minutes of leisure time in a day: 318


7. Boston

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Shutterstock

Average hours worked per week: 30.3

Average minutes spent commuting to work: 37.8

Average minutes of leisure time in a day: 337


6. Oakland, California

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Shutterstock

Average hours worked per week: 31.0

Average minutes spent commuting to work: 37.6

Average minutes of leisure time in a day: 317


5. New York

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TripAdvisor/Getty

Average hours worked per week: 40.3

Average minutes spent commuting to work: 39.1

Average minutes of leisure time in a day: 352


4. Washington, DC

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Flickr/philroeder

Average hours worked per week: 29.9

Average minutes spent commuting to work: 39.9

Average minutes of leisure time in a day: 265


3. Jersey City, New Jersey

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Google Earth

Average hours worked per week: 36.6

Average minutes spent commuting to work: 39.4

Average minutes of leisure time in a day: 306


2. Fremont, California

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Average hours worked per week: 32.8

Average minutes spent commuting to work: 38.5

Average minutes of leisure time in a day: 317


1. San Francisco

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Average hours worked per week: 32.4

Average minutes spent commuting to work: 40

Average minutes of leisure time in a day: 317

Dominic Umbro contributed to this article.