Friday, July 26, 2013
Dallas, Arlington, and Fort Worth named among “hardest-working cities”
Sleep is for the weak.
Movoto strikes again.
Previously, the unusual real estate blog ranked Fort Worth and Arlington in their top 10 “most redneck” cities in the country.
I guess those rednecks weren’t having it, because now those same cities, along with Dallas, Austin, and Houston are ranked among Movoto’s 50 hardest-working cities in America. And not just the top 50 — all four landed in the top 10, with Arlington and Fort Worth ranked second and third, respectively.
Looks like all those cowboy boots and guns paid off.
Austin was ranked fourth, Dallas seventh, and Houston 10th. (Take that, Who-ston.)
The author of the list, also known as “the guy who writes stories about the value of fictional homes,” compiled information and based his assumptions on the cities’ average hours worked per week, unemployment rates, commute time, employed workers per household, hours volunteered per year, lack of sleep, and the cost of living. With that being said, there’s no wonder why Arlington, Fort Worth, Dallas, Austin, and Houston made the list — all were in the top 25 in employed workers per household.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Houston was ranked among the cities with the most hours worked per week – 37.6 hours, folks. Fort Worth, Arlington, and Dallas tied in second place with a total of 37 hours each week. (These cities should really be named “The Cities That Never Sleep.”)
The list goes on to name a few other cities such as San Francisco as the city with the highest cost of living, and New York City as the one with the most workers per household – 2.4. (Yes, I’m wondering what a .4 of a person looks like too.)
Here’s a full list of the top 10 hardest working cities in America:
- 1. Seattle
- 2. Arlington, Texas
- 3. Fort Worth
- 4. Austin
- 5. San Jose, Calif.
- 6. San Francisco
- 7. Dallas
- 8. Virginia Beach, Va.
- 9. Washington, D.C.
- 10. Houston
Movoto may have been wrong about putting Fort Worth and Arlington in its top 10 redneck cities, but it got this list right on the money. We work hard in Texas, y’all.