Arlington Named Hardest Working City in America

We all know that Arlington has the highest concentration of Millennials and one of the most highly-educated workforces in the country. But now - that workforce works the hardest too. took a look at data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development that calculated things like average weeks worked per year, hours worked per week, and labor force participation, and Arlington came out on top. 


"Thanks in part to a large federal government presence, the Arlington, VA economy is largely immune to the economic shocks which sometimes rock the rest of the country," says's report. Government agencies like the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security are headquartered here. In fact, the Pentagon where the Department of Defense is headquartered is the largest office building in the world." The report says that Arlington employees work an average of 41.5 hours per week - higher than anywhere else in the country. Looking at the rankings, it's further evidence of Arlington's focus on highly-skilled workers, whether in the Federal government or private sector, as well as its dedicated startup community.

Anchorage, AK; Lincoln, NE; Plano, TX; and Virginia Beach, VA rounded out the top 5 communities in the rankings.



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