Work takes up a large amount of time for many Americans. On top of that, people also have to deal with their daily commutes. It all adds up.
The Office of the New York City Comptroller released a study this month highlighting the cities where people spend the most time working and commuting. The office used Census and American Community Survey microdata, and noted that American full-time workers commute an average of 4 hours and 11 minutes a week, 30 minutes longer than in 1990.
Here are the cities where people spend the most time working and commuting.
One caveat: New York pulled the top spot mainly because people's average weekly commute time, 6.18 hours, is way ahead of everybody else's. (Philadelphia was number two with 5.01 hours.) Subtracting commute time, San Francisco is actually the city where people spend the most hours at work: 44.01 hours, versus 42.50 for New York.
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