When it comes to work ethic, many Americans strive to achieve the American Dream by their own standards. However, some
Americans are still on the path of discovering the wealth and riches that
America has to offer. According to Wallethub, Americans put in more hours than other
industrialized countries. Further studies have established that the average U.S. worker puts in 1,779 hours
per year-which outweighs work hours in countries like Japan, the U.K., and
Germany. At the center of the COVID-19 pandemic, America continues to pull
high work hours, even with so many currently working from
Wallethub has conducted a research survey comparing
116 of the most populated American cities across 11 key indicators with data ranging
from the hardest-working cities to the cities that work the least. The method used to conduct this
research required using metric
on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 representing the "hardest-working"
cities across America. The
calculated score for each state is mainly based on the weighted average across
all metrics and used the remaining scores to rank the cities. When it comes to
New Orleans, we rank number 108, making NOLA one of the lowest ranking cities
when it comes to work-ethic, job opportunities, and employment.
Cities such as Anchorage, Cheyenne, Virginia Beach, and
Washington D.C. are amongst the highest-ranking hard-working cities. Anchorage,
Alaska, ranks as the number 1 hardest working American city with an average
income of $58,989 per year. In contrast, our beloved city of New Orleans
has an average income of $41,604. Although we may not be the lowest ranking
city, we still have a long way to go to catch up to the highest-ranking cities
on the list. The lowest ranking city is Detroit, Michigan, which ranks number 116
with an average income of $30,894. In years past, Detroit has encountered grave
economic loss, which ultimately led to the city filing for bankruptcy in 2013.
If you want to learn more about these cities and
their rankings, please visit wallethub.com.