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Fort Worth among the hardest-working cities in America

Fort Worth among the hardest-working cities in America

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Fort Worth works hard for the money. Photo courtesy of WeWork

Wow, Fort Worth. Some of us must be exhausted. A new ranking shows that Fort Worth is the 20th hardest working city in America. Four cities four cities in the DFW area made the list; Arlington came in at No. 18.

In honor of Employee Appreciation Day on March 2, personal finance website WalletHub crunched the numbers to come up with 2018’s Hardest-Working Cities in America. Among the factors that WalletHub compared for the country’s 116 largest cities are employment rate, average hours worked per week, and share of workers with two or more jobs.

Here’s how cities in the DFW area stacked up in the top 20:

  • Garland — No. 13
  • Plano — No. 17 
  • Arlington — No. 18
  • Fort Worth — No. 20

Curiously, Dallas didn’t want make top 20 but, instead, landed at No. 23. Perhaps Dallasites need to put in some more time at the office?

But Dallas workers shouldn't despair too much. After all, they’re ahead of Austin (No. 26), Houston (No. 33), Irving (No. 34), and San Antonio (No. 35) in the WalletHub ranking.

As for the hard-working folks in Fort Worth, Arlington, Garland, and Plano, it might be time to book a vacation (or at least a day at the spa).

No. 1 in WalletHub’s ranking is San Francisco. Maybe the folks in the City by the Bay work so freakin’ hard because it costs so freakin’ much to live there.