The Movoto blog recently researched the 50 hardest working cities in America and low and behold Austin, Tx was ranked #4! You may be wondering what they based this on? Well for this article they researched 7 criteria (listed below) and looked at America's 50 most populated cities.
Each city was measured by these 7 criteria:
- Average # of hours worked each week (data taken from Bureau of Labor Statistics)
- Unemployment Rates
- Commute times (data taken from the Census)
- Number of residents working in each household
- Average Number of Volunteer Hours
- Amount of sleep each city gets on average
- Cost of Living
Out of 50 cities Austin ranked #4 overall. Our worst categories were 31st in commute time, 19th in sleep, and 20th in cost of living. We would have been 1st on the list if we could have scored a 26 or 27 on the commute time category.