According to new research, two Louisiana cities are among the hardest working cities in America.

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Photo by Icons8 Team on Unsplash

The average American worker clocks 1,791 hours a year, according to yearly research from WalletHub. That's 294 more hours than workers in the U.K. and 442 more hours that German workers. So it begs the question, which American cities so put in the most effort?

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Using 11 key variables, such as employment rates, average workweek hours, volunteer hours, percentage of unused vacation time, and average commute, WalletHub analyzed the 116 largest cities in the U.S.

The Hardest Working Cities In America:

  1. San Francisco, California
  2. Anchorage, Alaska
  3. Irving, Texas
  4. Virginia Beach, Virgina
  5. Washington, D.C.
  6. Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  7. Norfolk, Virginia
  8. Cheyenne, Wyoming
  9. Dallas, Texas
  10. Austin, Texas.
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Photo by Alex Kotliarskyi on Unsplash

Louisiana Cities that made WalletHub's "Hardest Working Cities In America" List:

#87 - New Orleans

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Photo by João Francisco on Unsplash

#98 - Baton Rouge


Out of all the cities they looked at, Burlington, Vermont ranked dead last, followed by:

  • Detroit, Michigan
  • Buffalo, New York
  • Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Cleveland, Ohio

Where do you think Lake Charles would've ended up on "The Hardest Working Cities In America" List?  Let us know in the comments on our Facebook post.

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