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Jersey City ranks among hardest-working in US, study says

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Jersey City was the only New Jersey city to appear on the list, ranking one spot higher than New York City, which came in at No. 12.
Jersey City was the only New Jersey city to appear on the list, ranking one spot higher than New York City, which came in at No. 12. - ()

Jersey City is working hard, not hardly working.

That’s according to a new study from online life insurance agency Haven Life, which named the Hudson County city as 11th overall among the hardest-working cities in the U.S.

Using U.S. Census data updated for 2017, Haven Life looked at the number of hours worked per week and the amount of time spent commuting to determine its rankings.

Jersey City clocked in at 46 hours per week, about three hours higher than the national average determined by a 2017 American Community Survey cited in Haven Life’s report.

Working hard though, seems to pay off.

According to the analysis, cities with numbers similar to Jersey City’s tend to have workers with higher average incomes. In Jersey City, the average household income was $66,264, the report said.

Walnut Creek, Calif., came in first place in the rankings, with 46.9 hours per week spent working and commuting and a median household income of $100,180.

Jersey City was the only New Jersey city to appear on the list, ranking one spot higher than New York City, which came in at No. 12.

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Jessica Perry

Jessica Perry


Jessica is the Web Editor for NJBIZ. You can reach her at jperry@njbiz.com.

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