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Virginia Beach ranks 19th for hardest working city

Posted at 4:03 PM, Aug 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-16 17:25:34-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – It’s no secret that American’s work hard, but one Hampton Roads city is taking a top spot for the honor.

Virginia Beach ranked as the 19th hardest-working city in America. That’s according to Kempler Industries. Researchers looked  at data from the U.S. Census Bureau from nearly 200 cities with a population of 150,000 of more. Rankings were based on the following metrics:

  • Average commute time (Virginia Beach averaged 23.7 minutes)
  • Average workweek hours (Virginia Beach averaged 40.2 hours)
  • Percentage of workforce population aged 16-64 (69.3%)
  • Percentage of senior workforce aged 65 and up (20.8%)
  • The percentage of unused vacation days (24.2%)

For a list of the full rankings, click here. Washington, D.C. earned the number one position.