62% of Bostonians work over 50 weeks a year. Considering there are only 52 weeks in a year, that only leaves about 10 days of PTO for those Bostonians.
61% of Bostonians are in dual-job households. This means both partners are working, and rent is high. These are just some of the key data points used in a recent analysis by FinanceBuzz, a leading financial wellness outlet.
They collected data on 50 of the nation’s largest cities. 7 key data points were assessed:
- Average number of hours worked weekly
- Average commute time
- Percent of households with 2+ people employed
- Percent of employees working 50+ weeks annually
- Percent of employees 65+ years old
- Percent of employees with 2+ jobs
- Percent of employees with a side hustle
The higher the score in each category, the higher the burnout. The stats below reveal Boston’s breakdown:
- Avg. weekly hours: 38.1
- Avg. commute time: 28.4 mins
- Dual-job households: 61.2%
- Employees working 50+ weeks a year: 61.6%
- Employees age 65+ in workforce: 22.3%
- Workers with 2+ jobs: 5.3%
- Workers with a side hustle: 2.6%
The overall rating for Boston came in at 65.1, making it the sixth most overworked city on the list of 50. While this is not exciting news, it’d be a shame not to point out that Bostonians are more “overworked” than New Yorkers, who ranked as one of the least overworked cities, at number 29!
To refresh your memory, a We Love NYC, a Manhattan-based company, ran a major advertising campaign with the slogan “We [NYC] Get more done by 8 AM than Boston does in a day.”
Yeah, we don’t think so.
But as number 6 on the list, there were a few cities with even worse numbers than Boston. Coming in as “America’s most overworked city” is Washington D.C. with an overall score of 81.1. Then it is followed by:
- Washington D.C.
- Denver, CO
- Austin, TX
- Minneapolis, MN
- Dallas, TX
- Boston, MA
- Salt Lake City, UT
- Kansas City, MO
- Indianapolis, IN
- Baltimore, MD
The least overworked city is Las Vegas, Nevada with an overall score of 18.7.