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This Chart Shows Why New York Might Not Be America's Hardest Working City

Mar 18, 2015

The city that never sleeps isn't actually working the longest hours.

New York lives up to its reputation of America's hardest working city only if you count commuting time as work hours, according to a new report from the city's comptroller. That might be fair considering how New Yorkers endure the nation's lengthiest commutes: 6 hours and 18 minutes each week on average.

But judging strictly on work hours, the hardest working city is San Francisco, Calif., followed by Charlotte, N.C., and Washington, D.C., which are tied for second.

Check out the full survey here.

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