The 15 hardest working cities in America

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.

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15 (tie). San Jose, California: 47.01 hours

15 (tie). San Jose, California: 47.01 hours

15 (tie). San Antonio, Texas: 47.01 hours

15 (tie). San Antonio, Texas: 47.01 hours

13. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: 47.02 hours

13. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: 47.02 hours

12. Dallas, Texas: 47.12 hours

12. Dallas, Texas: 47.12 hours

11. Austin, Texas: 47.21 hours

11. Austin, Texas: 47.21 hours

10. Seattle, Washington: 47.23 hours

10. Seattle, Washington: 47.23 hours

9. Baltimore, Maryland: 47.25 hours

9. Baltimore, Maryland: 47.25 hours

8. Charlotte, North Carolina: 47.35 hours

8. Charlotte, North Carolina: 47.35 hours

7. Boston, Massachusetts: 47.36 hours

7. Boston, Massachusetts: 47.36 hours

6. Chicago, Illinois: 48.01 hours

6. Chicago, Illinois: 48.01 hours

5. Fort Worth, Texas: 48.01 hours

5. Fort Worth, Texas: 48.01 hours

4. Houston, Texas: 48.18 hours

4. Houston, Texas: 48.18 hours

3. Washington, D.C.: 48.39 hours

3. Washington, D.C.: 48.39 hours

2. San Francisco, California: 48.58 hours

2. San Francisco, California: 48.58 hours

1. New York: 49.08 hours

1. New York: 49.08 hours

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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