Real estate blog Monovoto took on the intimidating task of determining the 50 hardest working cities in America, and Seattle came out on top. To compile the list, researcher David Cross considered average hours worked per week, unemployment, commute time, volunteer hours, lack of sleep and cost of living to rank each city.
Seattle's low unemployment rate compared to hours worked per week and hours spent volunteering lead to the city earning the crown. Arlington, Tex. was the runner up, followed by fellow Texas cities Forth Worth and Austin. Completing the top 10 were San Jose and San Francisco, Dallas, Virginia Beach, D.C. and Houston .
The takeaway: Texas works its ass off.