It’s an interesting study and one that puts Billings, Montana in the Top 20 cities in America as most hard-working!
WalletHub compared 116 of the most populated cities using two categories, “Direct Work Factors” and “Indirect Work Factors.”
Using 11 key metrics, each city was graded on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 representing the “hardest-working.”
Direct Work Factors include workweek hours, employment rate, share of households where no adults work, share of workers leaving vacation time unused, share of engaged workers, and idle youth.
The Indirect Work Factors had less weight in the study but still factored in; average commute time, share of workers with multiple jobs, annual volunteer hours per resident, share of residents who participate in local groups and organizations and average leisure time spent per day.