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Tucson ranks toward bottom on list of 'hardest-working cities' in the country

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Posted at 6:02 AM, Feb 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-24 11:22:10-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — 1,786 hours per year. That's how long the average person works to achieve the "American Dream." Data shows that is 106 hours more than the average in Japan, 248 more than the U.K. and 403 more than Germany.

WalletHub looked at some of the largest cities across the country to find which outwork the rest. Out of 116 cities, Tucson ranked 105th in the study to find the hardest-working cities, based on more than 10 metrics.

The study looked at both Direct Work and Indirect Work factors.

Source: WalletHub

Direct work factors took into account the amount of hours worked, employment rate, the amount of workers who leave vacation time unused, the share of households where no adults work and how many 16 to 24-year-olds were not in school nor working. Research also looked to see how many workers were involved and committed to their work and workplace.

Indirect factors are statistics like the average commute time, how many workers had multiple jobs, the amount of volunteer hours households had and the average amount of leisure time people had per day.