Virginia Beach ranked 3rd, Norfolk ranked 6th as hardest working cities in the country


A study conducted by WalletHub says that Virginia Beach and Norfolk rank among the top 10 hardest working cities.

The average U.S. worker puts in 1,786 hours per year – 106 hours more than the average in Japan, 248 more than the U.K. and 403 more than Germany.

Here are the top ten hardest working cities, according to the study:

1. Anchorage, AK
2. San Francisco, CA
3. Virginia Beach, VA
4. Cheyenne, WY
5. Irving, TX
6. Norfolk, VA
7. Corpus Christi, TX
8. Washington, DC
9. Austin, TX
10. Plano, TX

In order to determine where Americans work the hardest, WalletHub compared the 116 largest cities across 11 key metrics.

The data set ranges from employment rate to average hours worked per week to share of workers with multiple jobs.


How Hard Does Norfolk Work? (1=Best, 58=Avg.)

  • 4th – Avg. Workweek Hours
  • 43rd – Employment Rate
  • 33rd – Share of Workers with Multiple Jobs
  • 4th – Annual Volunteer Hours per Resident
  • 41st – Avg. Leisure Time Spent per Day

For the full report, visit this link.

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