The 20 cities where Americans work the least

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Why Americans Work Around The Clock

America is notorious for its work ethic, where overwork and stress become badges of honor.

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 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.

But working longer hours and having less downtime can take its toll on our health and productivity.

Personal-finance site WalletHub recently analyzed and ranked 116 of the most populated cities based on six metrics related directly or indirectly to work. To read more about the study's methodology, check out the full report here.

Americans living in the following cities generally put in less hours than the average American, spend less time commuting, and have more time to themselves:

No. 20: Bridgeport, Connecticut

City of Bridgeport, CT - Government/Facebook

Average hours worked per week: 36.4

Labor-force participation rate: 75.95%

Minutes spent commuting on an average day: 27

Percentage of workers with multiple jobs: 5.90%

Minutes of leisure time spent on an average day: 343.19


No. 19: Madison, Wisconsin

Image of state capitol building in Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

Average hours worked per week: 35.9

Labor-force participation rate: 79.42%

Minutes spent commuting on an average day: 19.4

Percentage of workers with multiple jobs: 6.70%

Minutes of leisure time spent on an average day: 336.73


No. 18: Santa Ana, California

Silicon Valley

Average hours worked per week: 36.9

Labor-force participation rate: 72.96%

Minutes spent commuting on an average day: 24.7

Percentage of workers with multiple jobs: 4.10%

Minutes of leisure time spent on an average day: 319.65


No. 17: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Image of Pittsburgh downtown skyline during summer sunset.

Average hours worked per week: 37

Labor-force participation rate: 70.60%

Minutes spent commuting on an average day: 23.2

Percentage of workers with multiple jobs: 5.60%

Minutes of leisure time spent on an average day: 351.2


No. 16: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Average hours worked per week: 36.6

Labor-force participation rate: 72.05%

Minutes spent commuting on an average day: 22.16

Percentage of workers with multiple jobs: 70%

Minutes of leisure time spent on an average day: 336.73


No. 15: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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Average hours worked per week: 36.8

Labor-force participation rate: 72.12%

Minutes spent commuting on an average day: 21

Percentage of workers with multiple jobs: 4.30%

Minutes of leisure time spent on an average day: 334.37


No. 14: Cincinnati, Ohio

'Picture of downtown Cincinnati skyline, John A. Roebling bridge, and Cincinnati city office buildings including Great American

Average hours worked per week: 36.9

Labor-force participation rate: 72.28%

Minutes spent commuting on an average day: 22.4

Percentage of workers with multiple jobs: 6.20%

Minutes of leisure time spent on an average day: 368.10


No. 13: Stockton, California

Stockton, California downtown skyline along the San Joaquin River. Stockton is a city in and the county seat of San Joaquin Coun

Average hours worked per week: 37

Labor-force participation rate: 68.07%

Minutes spent commuting on an average day: 26.8

Percentage of workers with multiple jobs: 4.10%

Minutes of leisure time spent on an average day: 319.65


No. 12: Riverside, California

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Average hours worked per week: 36.8

Labor-force participation rate: 69.29%

Minutes spent commuting on an average day: 29.2

Percentage of workers with multiple jobs: 4.10%

Minutes of leisure time spent on an average day: 319.65


No. 11: Hialeah, Florida

Hialeah

Average hours worked per week: 37

Labor-force participation rate: 72.18%

Minutes spent commuting on an average day: 24

Percentage of workers with multiple jobs: 3.30%

Minutes of leisure time spent on an average day: 343.46


No. 10: Fresno, California

Fresno

Average hours worked per week: 36.8

Labor-force participation rate: 68.76%

Minutes spent commuting on an average day: 21.5

Percentage of workers with multiple jobs: 4.10%

Minutes of leisure time spent on an average day: 319.65


No. 9: Cleveland, Ohio

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Average hours worked per week: 36.7

Labor-force participation rate: 67.70%

Minutes spent commuting on an average day: 24.2

Percentage of workers with multiple jobs: 6.20%

Minutes of leisure time spent on an average day: 368.10


No. 8: Toledo, Ohio

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Average hours worked per week: 36.4

Labor-force participation rate: 71.84%

Minutes spent commuting on an average day: 19.2

Percentage of workers with multiple jobs: 6.20%

Minutes of leisure time spent on an average day: 368.10


No. 7: Tucson, Arizona

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Average hours worked per week: 36.4

Labor-force participation rate: 70.28%

Minutes spent commuting on an average day: 22.1

Percentage of workers with multiple jobs: 4.20%

Minutes of leisure time spent on an average day: 325.70


No. 6: Columbia, South Carolina

Finlay Park Fountain, Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America, North America

Average hours worked per week: 37.3

Labor-force participation rate: 66.52%

Minutes spent commuting on an average day: 16.1

Percentage of workers with multiple jobs: 3.70%

Minutes of leisure time spent on an average day: 376.98


No. 5: Buffalo, New York

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Average hours worked per week: 36.3

Labor-force participation rate: 67.45%

Minutes spent commuting on an average day: 20.4

Percentage of workers with multiple jobs: 4%

Minutes of leisure time spent on an average day: 349.43


No. 4: San Bernardino, California

San Bernardino downtown

Average hours worked per week: 36.4

Labor-force participation rate: 62.35%

Minutes spent commuting on an average day: 27.1

Percentage of workers with multiple jobs: 4.10%

Minutes of leisure time spent on an average day: 319.65


No. 3: Providence, Rhode Island

Providence

Average hours worked per week: 35.6

Labor-force participation rate: 70.12%

Minutes spent commuting on an average day: 21.8

Percentage of workers with multiple jobs: 6.40%

Minutes of leisure time spent on an average day: 423.3


No. 2: Detroit, Michigan

Downtown Detroit

Average hours worked per week: 36

Labor-force participation rate: 61.36%

Minutes spent commuting on an average day: 26.8

Percentage of workers with multiple jobs: 4.50%

Minutes of leisure time spent on an average day: 341.84


No. 1: Burlington, Vermont

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Average hours worked per week: 33.1

Labor-force participation rate: 70.67%

Minutes spent commuting on an average day: 17.6

Percentage of workers with multiple jobs: 8.50%

Minutes of leisure time spent on an average day: 305.18


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