List of hardest working cities features several places in Virginia

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Print this page By Greg Kremer

Three Virginia cities have been ranked ‘hardest working’ in the nation.

Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Chesapeake have made WalletHub’s ‘2017 Hardest-Working Cities in America’ list. WalletHub, a website dedicated to personal finance information, compared America’s 116 most populated cities to find the places in the U.S. where the hardest workers live. 

According to WalletHub, Virginia Beach is the fourth hardest working city in the country; Norfolk takes the No. 22 spot and Chesapeake weighs in at number 26. Anchorage, Ala. is No. 1 on the list. 

Analysts ranked the cities using six metrics: average number of hours worked in a workweek; labor-force participation rate; average commute time; number of workers with multiple jobs; annual volunteer hours per resident and average leisure time spent per day. Data was collected from the U.S. Census Bureau; Bureau of Labor Statistics and Corporation for National and Community Service.


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