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Working too many hours? It could be directly related to what city your job resides in, according to a new report from the New York City Comp Controller.


These ten cities have the longest work weeks, according to the report. The numbers include commute time.


1. New York City - 49.08 hours

2. San Francisco - 48.58 hours

3. Washington, DC - 48.39 hours

4. Houston - 48.18 hours

5. Fort Worth - 48.01 hours

6. Chicago - 48.01 hours

7. Boston - 47.36 hours

8. Charlotte - 47.35 hours

9. Baltimore - 47.25 hours

10. Seattle - 47.23 hours


Studies show that over time, working long hours can increase the risk of depression, heart attack, and heart disease. The American Journal of Epidemiology recommends working fewer hours and taking more breaks and occasional vacations to be more productive.

The 40-hour work week was popularized by Henry Ford in the 1920s in order to give his employees more time with family and increase productivity.

For more information on employee productivity & happiness, see our 4 Simple Ways to Motivate Your Employees.

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