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San Antonio takes it easy on new list of hardest-working cities in the U.S.

San Antonio takes it easy on list of hardest-working cities in U.S.

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This is the 59th hardest-working city in the U.S.  Sean Pavone/Getty Images

A number of giant employers — including USAA and H-E-B —  have a giant presence in San Antonio. But the Alamo City appears to take it easy when it comes to working hard. 

study released February 22 by personal finance website WalletHub ranks San Antonio as the 59th hardest working city in the U.S. 

To determine which cities outwork the rest of the U.S., WalletHub compared the 116 largest cities across 11 key metrics. Those metrics include average hours worked per week, employment rate, average commute time, and share of workers with multiple jobs. 

The study then split them into two sections: direct work factors and indirect work factors. San Antonio ranked 49th for direct work factors (employment rate, hours worked per week, and number of household with no working adults, etc.) and 98th for indirect work factors (average commute times, leisure time, number of hours spent volunteering, etc.).

As a whole, the Lone Star State is filled with hard workers. Texas clocked in eight cities in the top 20, including Irving (No. 5), Austin (No. 7) Corpus Christi (No. 9) Plano (No. 11), Dallas (No. 13), Fort Worth (No. 16), Garland (No. 18), and Arlington (No. 20). 

Anchorage, Alaska, tops the list.