American employees have some of the longest work hours in the world, approximately 25% more than our counterparts in Europe, but behind workers in Mexico.
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These are the hardest-working cities in the U.S.

No rest for the weary.

Our nation’s employees are some of the most hard working in the world — working an average of 1,763 hours per year — approximately 25% more than our counterparts in Europe, but behind workers in Mexico (where people average 2,255 hours/year), according to the global Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Yet, even in the U.S. there are some cities that burn the midnight oil more than others, according to a new study by financial advisor WalletHub,which looked at factors including the length of an average workweek, labor force participation rate, length of commute and number of hours spent volunteering and at leisure, according to Business Insider.

Notably, researchers question whether longer hours necessarily mean more productivity — and say that longer hours can actually have negative influences on the community.

Here are the hardest-working cities:

1. Anchorage, Alaska

Average hours worked per week: 40.9

Average minutes spent commuting to work: 19.5

Average minutes of leisure time in a day: 220.5

2. Plano, Texas

Average hours worked per week: 40.5

Average minutes spent commuting to work: 26.0

Average minutes of leisure time in a day: 311.9

3. Cheyenne, Wyoming

Average hours worked per week: 40.4

Average minutes spent commuting to work: 13.7

Average minutes of leisure time in a day: 330.6

4. Virginia Beach, Virginia

Average hours worked per week: 40.2

Average minutes spent commuting to work: 23.2

Average minutes of leisure time in a day: 324.2

5. Irving, Texas

Average hours worked per week: 40.3

Average minutes spent commuting to work: 23.4

Average minutes of leisure time in a day: 311.9

6. Scottsdale, Arizona

Average hours worked per week: 40.2

Average minutes spent commuting to work: 21.9

Average minutes of leisure time in a day: 343.3

7. San Francisco, California

Average hours worked per week: 39.8

Average minutes spent commuting to work: 31.7

Average minutes of leisure time in a day: 320.0

8. Corpus Christi, Texas

Average hours worked per week: 40.5

Average minutes spent commuting to work: 19.5

Average minutes of leisure time in a day: 311.9

9. Washington, DC

Average hours worked per week: 40

Average minutes spent commuting to work: 29.7

Average minutes of leisure time in a day: 375.3

10. Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Average hours worked per week: 38.9

Average minutes spent commuting to work: 16.7

Average minutes of leisure time in a day: 374.3

11. Denver

Average hours worked per week: 39.3

Average minutes spent commuting to work: 24.8

Average minutes of leisure time in a day: 327

12. Dallas

Average hours worked per week: 39.9

Average minutes spent commuting to work: 26

Average minutes of leisure time in a day: 311.9

13. Charlotte, North Carolina

Average hours worked per week: 39.5

Average minutes spent commuting to work: 24.9

Average minutes of leisure time in a day: 316.8

14. Gilbertt, Arizona

Average hours worked per week: 39.3

Average minutes spent commuting to work: 27.4

Average minutes of leisure time in a day: 343.3

15. Jersey City, New Jersey

Average hours worked per week: 39.4

Average minutes spent commuting to work: 36.2

Average minutes of leisure time in a day: 344.2