The 20 cities where Americans work the hardest

Americans work a lot.

According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, Americans logged on average 1,789 hours of work in 2014. That’s at least 100 more hours a year than workers in European countries like the UK, France, Germany, or Denmark.

And when looking at US census data, that number could be higher, since the average working American logs about 39 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 six metrics related directly or indirectly to work, including average workweek hours, labor-force participation, and commute time. To read more about the study’s methodology, check out the full report here.

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

No. 20: Houston, Texas

Average hours worked per week: 39.7

Labor-force participation rate: 74.58%

Minutes spent commuting on an average day: 26.1

Percentage of workers with multiple jobs: 3.90%

Minutes of leisure time spent on an average day: 326.92

No. 19: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Average hours worked per week: 39.6

Labor-force participation rate: 74.96%

Minutes spent commuting on an average day: 20.5

Percentage of workers with multiple jobs: 4.50%

Minutes of leisure time spent on an average day: 347.01

No. 18: Garland, Texas

Average hours worked per week: 39.3

Labor-force participation rate: 78.11%

Minutes spent commuting on an average day: 27.6

Percentage of workers with multiple jobs: 3.90%

Minutes of leisure time spent on an average day: 326.92

No. 17: Chesapeake, Virginia

Average hours worked per week: 39.1

Labor-force participation rate: 74.92%

Minutes spent commuting on an average day: 24.7

Percentage of workers with multiple jobs: 5.50%

Minutes of leisure time spent on an average day: 307.11

No. 16: Jersey City, New Jersey

No. 16: Jersey City, New Jersey

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Average hours worked per week: 39.3

Labor-force participation rate: 75.44%

Minutes spent commuting on an average day: 35.6

Percentage of workers with multiple jobs: 4%

Minutes of leisure time spent on an average day: 340.01

No. 15: Chandler, Arizona

Average hours worked per week: 39.1

Labor-force participation rate: 80.26%

Minutes spent commuting on an average day: 23.6

Percentage of workers with multiple jobs: 4.20%

Minutes of leisure time spent on an average day: 325.70

No. 14: Billings, Montana

Average hours worked per week: 38.5

Labor-force participation rate: 78.89%

Minutes spent commuting on an average day: 17.4

Percentage of workers with multiple jobs: 7.80%

Minutes of leisure time spent on an average day: 274.63

No. 13: Denver, Colorado

Average hours worked per week: 3

Labor-force participation rate: 78.78%

Minutes spent commuting on an average day: 24.5

Percentage of workers with multiple jobs: 6.30%

Minutes of leisure time spent on an average day: 295.47

No. 12: Corpus Christi, Texas

Average hours worked per week: 40.1

Labor-force participation rate: 73.48%

Minutes spent commuting on an average day: 19.3

Percentage of workers with multiple jobs: 3.90%

Minutes of leisure time spent on an average day: 326.92

No. 11: Gilbert, Arizona

Average hours worked per week: 39.4

Labor-force participation rate: 79.72%

Minutes spent commuting on an average day: 26.9

Percentage of workers with multiple jobs: 4.20%

Minutes of leisure time spent on an average day: 325.70

No. 10: Charlotte, North Carolina

No. 10: Charlotte, North Carolina

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Average hours worked per week: 39.4

Labor force participation rate: 78.85%

Minutes spent commuting on an average day: 24.5

Percentage of workers with multiple jobs: 4.60%

Minutes of leisure time spent on an average day: 323.95

No. 9: Washington, DC

Average hours worked per week: 40

Labor force participation rate: 75.39%

Minutes spent commuting on an average day: 29.8

Percentage of workers with multiple jobs: 4.30%

Minutes of leisure time spent on an average day: 360.39

No. 8: Cheyenne, Wyoming

Average hours worked per week: 39.9

Labor-force participation rate: 78.92%

Minutes spent commuting on an average day: 13.2

Percentage of workers with multiple jobs: 6.30%

Minutes of leisure time spent on an average day: 379.26

No. 7: San Francisco, California

Average hours worked per week: 39.6

Labor-force participation rate: 79.31%

Minutes spent commuting on an average day: 31

Percentage of workers with multiple jobs: 4.10%

Minutes of leisure time spent on an average day: 319.65

No. 6: Scottsdale, Arizona

Average hours worked per week: 40.1

Labor-force participation rate: 78.24%

Minutes spent commuting on an average day: 21.8

Percentage of workers with multiple jobs: 4.20%

Minutes of leisure time spent on an average day: 325.70

No. 5: Irving, Texas

Average hours worked per week: 40.1

Labor-force participation rate: 78.65%

Minutes spent commuting on an average day: 23

Percentage of workers with multiple jobs: 3.90%

Minutes of leisure time spent on an average day: 326.92

No. 4: Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Average hours worked per week: 38.9

Labor-force participation rate: 83.81%

Minutes spent commuting on an average day: 16.6

Percentage of workers with multiple jobs: 8.70%

Minutes of leisure time spent on an average day: 302.49

No. 3: Plano, Texas

Average hours worked per week: 40.5

Labor-force participation rate: 78.51%

Minutes spent commuting on an average day: 25.7

Percentage of workers with multiple jobs: 3.90%

Minutes of leisure time spent on an average day: 326.92

No. 2: Virginia Beach, Virginia

Average hours worked per week: 40.1

Labor-force participation rate: 77.82%

Minutes spent commuting on an average day: 23.1

Percentage of workers with multiple jobs: 5.50%

Minutes of leisure time spent on an average day: 307.11

No. 1: Anchorage, Alaska

Average hours worked per week: 40.9

Labor-force participation rate: 78.95%

Minutes spent commuting on an average day: 19.4

Percentage of workers with multiple jobs: 7.40%

Minutes of leisure time spent on an average day: 316.18

Source: businessinsider

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