Texas Cities: Working Hard or Hardly Working?

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WalletHub (the personal finance website gurus that brought us such studies as “2018’s Healthiest and Unhealthiest Cities in America”), has recently completed a report on the hardest working urban centers in the U.S. Four Texas cities have ranked in the top 20, but they’re not the ones you might expect.

With the completion of 2018’s Hardest-Working Cities in America, WalletHub announced those cities in which workers put in hundreds of hours more than others, are happy and dedicated to their jobs, and sometimes work multiple employment positions to make ends meet. We always knew that Texans were hard workers, but now we have the proof!

Texas Cities: Working Hard or Hardly Working?

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Comparing the 116 largest cities over nine integral components of data, the metrics set ranged from things like employment rate to share of workers with multiple jobs to average hours worked per week. Within the top 20 hardest working cities in America, Garland, Plano, Arlington, and Fort Worth ranked 13th, 17th, 18th, and 20th, respectively. Key statistics from this study included average commute times, annual volunteer hours per resident, and even the share of idle youth ages 16-24. To read the full WalletHub report and see where your city ranked, visit