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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

San Francisco Is the 6th Hardest-Working City in America

Posted By on Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 2:06 PM

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With all the studies going around showing just how awesome San Francisco is, we were a bit reticent to print another. However, we also felt you deserve kudos for all your hard work at the office, since you won't be getting that raise anytime soon.

With that comes the news that San Francisco is officially the 6th hardest-working metro area in the nation, behind our brothers and sisters in San Jose and Seattle. The San Francisco-based real estate company Movoto worked really hard to crunch data revealing that our high cost of living is giving us no other choice but to work our asses off.

The study used seven criteria to determine the work ethics of various communities:

  • Average hours worked per week

  • Unemployment rate

  • Commute time

  • Employed workers per household

  • Hours volunteered per year

  • Lack of sleep

  • Cost of living

While San Franciscans don't have the worst commute in America (note: study was done before the BART strike), we did score no. 1 for having the highest cost of living, which increased our score dramatically. In addition, we ranked no. 6 in the nation when it came to more than one person working per household (even our dogs work the streets for cash).

The 50 Hardest Working Cities in America By Movoto Real Estate

Interestingly enough, the city that clocks the most hours per week -- Houston -- still wasn't putting in 40 hours, which by the way is a full work week. According to the study, Houston workers averaged 37.6 hours per week.

In San Francisco, we average 34.4 hours work a week, spent 29.5 minutes commuting per day, and have about 7.3 days of shitty sleep per month.

Now get back to work.

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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