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Ranking of hardest-working cities in Texas shows San Antonio slacking

Ranking of hardest-working cities in Texas shows San Antonio slacking

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Let's just say San Antonio has a good work-life balance. Photo courtesy of WeWork

When it comes to working hard, it looks like San Antonio is slacking. 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.

Alamo City comes in at No. 35, behind almost every other Texas metropolis, including: 

  • Fort Worth (No. 20)
  • Dallas (No. 23)
  • Austin (No. 26)
  • Houston (No. 33)
  • Irving (No. 34)

But don’t despair too much, San Antonians. After all, you’re ahead of El Paso (No. 67), Laredo (No. 80), Corpus Christi (No. 94), and Lubbock (No. 112) in the WalletHub ranking.

As for the hard-working folks in top 20 cities like Garland (No. 13), Plano (No. 17), and Arlington (No. 18), 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.