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Hardest-Working Cities in America? DFW Claims Three!

July 29th, 2013 | by The Update
Hardest-Working Cities in America-DFW Claims Three

Arlington, Fort Worth and Dallas have all made the Top 10 on the America’s Hardest-Working Cities List, the latest ranking of metropolitan areas by Movoto.com.

Arlington comes in a No. 2, followed by Fort Worth at No. 3. Dallas made the list at No. 7.

“What I found striking about this list is that it’s heavy in cities from California and Texas,” Movoto.com’s David Cross in the report. “While there might be a blue state, red state divide between the two, it’s good to know there’s something they can agree on, and that is working hard.” (Houston also made the Top 10.)

To arrive at the rankings, Movoto.com looked at seven criteria:

  • Average hours worked per week
  • Unemployment rate
  • Commute time
  • Employed workers per household
  • Hours volunteered per year
  • Lack of sleep
  • Cost of living

Texas cities rank at the top when it comes to average number of hours worked per resident. Houston is first, with residents working 37.6 hours each week. Fort Worth, Arlington and Dallas tied for second, with residents working 37 hours per week. Movoto.com used statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Click here to read see the rest of the rankings at Movoto.com.

Click here to read more news about real estate and the economy in Dallas-Fort Worth.

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