The 20 cities where Americans work the hardest

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Jersey City New Jersey

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Jersey Citians commute on average 35.6 minutes a day.

Americans work a lot.

According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development , American workers logged on average 1,789 hours of work in 2014. That's at least 100 more hours a year than workers in European countries like the UK, France, Germany, or Denmark.

And when looking at US Census data , that number could be higher, since the average working American logs about 39 hours a week.

So where do people work the hardest?

To find out, personal finance site WalletHub recently analyzed and ranked 116 of the most populated cities based on six metrics related directly or indirectly to work including average workweek hours, labor force participation, and commute time. To read more about the study's methodology, check out the full report here .

Here's where some of the hardest working Americans live:

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