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    Places where people work the longest hours

    The 40-hour workweek most Americans schedule their lives around came about after centuries of fighting by labor activists, unions, and everyday workers who wanted to divide their day into three equal parts: work, sleep, and leisure. By 1940, Congress amended the Fair Labor Standards Act making the eight-hour workday the legal standard in most industries.

    That doesn't mean the 40-hour-workweek is a reality for all, or even most, U.S. workers. Since the 2000s, the average workweek in the country has slowly gotten longer, with Americans of prime working age clocking 7.8% more hours than they might have 40 years ago. Economists have offered a variety of explanations for this increase, ranging from the country's high level of income inequality, forcing people to work longer hours to make ends meet or get ahead, to 21st-century jobs just being more interesting and time-consuming. But longer hours don't necessarily translate to increased productivity; studies have shown that most people spend about three hours of their workday actually working.

    Though companies like Amazon are experimenting with 30-hour workweeks, it seems most Americans will be spending more time at work. For some jobs, these long workdays already are the norm. To determine the cities where workers are clocking the most hours, Stacker used updated September 2018 data from the 2017 U.S. Census and American Community Survey. Only U.S. metro areas, defined as urban centers with a population greater than 50,000, were considered. Cities were then ranked by lowest to highest average hours worked.

    Read on to see if your city is on the list and find out which North Carolina city's workers regularly put in 45-hour work weeks.

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  • #50. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metro Area
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    #50. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metro Area

    - Avg. hours worked per week: 39.7 (male: 42; female: 37.3)
    - Percent above national avg.: 2.27% (male: 2.14%, female: 2.95%)
    - Median yearly income: $65,381
    - Median monthly housing costs: $1,206

    Top industries: Educational services, and health care and social assistance; professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services; retail trade

  • #42. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area (tie)
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    #42. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area (tie)

    - Avg. hours worked per week: 39.8 (male: 42.6; female: 36.7)
    - Percent above national avg.: 2.51% (male: 3.52%, female: 1.36%)
    - Median yearly income: $64,255
    - Median monthly housing costs: $1,363

    Top industries: Educational services, and health care and social assistance; professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services; retail trade

  • #42. Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metro Area (tie)
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    #42. Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metro Area (tie)

    - Avg. hours worked per week: 39.8 (male: 42.8; female: 36.9)
    - Percent above national avg.: 2.51% (male: 3.97%, female: 1.9%)
    - Median yearly income: $38,627
    - Median monthly housing costs: $718

    Top industries: Educational services, and health care and social assistance; retail trade; arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services

  • #42. Russellville, AR Micro Area (tie)
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    #42. Russellville, AR Micro Area (tie)

    - Avg. hours worked per week: 39.8 (male: 41.7; female: 37.4)
    - Percent above national avg.: 2.51% (male: 1.44%, female: 3.21%)
    - Median yearly income: $44,839
    - Median monthly housing costs: $628

    Top industries: Educational services, and health care and social assistance; manufacturing; retail trade

  • #42. Minot, ND Micro Area (tie)
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    #42. Minot, ND Micro Area (tie)

    - Avg. hours worked per week: 39.8 (male: 42.5; female: 36.4)
    - Percent above national avg.: 2.51% (male: 3.29%, female: 0.55%)
    - Median yearly income: $63,310
    - Median monthly housing costs: $852

    Top industries: Educational services, and health care and social assistance; retail trade; arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services

  • #42. Lake Charles, LA Metro Area (tie)
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    #42. Lake Charles, LA Metro Area (tie)

    - Avg. hours worked per week: 39.8 (male: 42.9; female: 36.3)
    - Percent above national avg.: 2.51% (male: 4.2%, female: 0.28%)
    - Median yearly income: $52,314
    - Median monthly housing costs: $690

    Top industries: Educational services, and health care and social assistance; arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services; manufacturing

  • #42. Hermiston-Pendleton, OR Micro Area (tie)
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    #42. Hermiston-Pendleton, OR Micro Area (tie)

    - Avg. hours worked per week: 39.8 (male: 42.1; female: 36.9)
    - Percent above national avg.: 2.51% (male: 2.38%, female: 1.9%)
    - Median yearly income: $51,705
    - Median monthly housing costs: $936

    Top industries: Educational services, and health care and social assistance; retail trade; agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining

  • #42. Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL Metro Area (tie)
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    #42. Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL Metro Area (tie)

    - Avg. hours worked per week: 39.8 (male: 41.9; female: 37.1)
    - Percent above national avg.: 2.51% (male: 1.91%, female: 2.43%)
    - Median yearly income: $59,619
    - Median monthly housing costs: $1,058

    Top industries: Educational services, and health care and social assistance; arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services; professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services

  • #42. Austin-Round Rock, TX Metro Area (tie)
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    #42. Austin-Round Rock, TX Metro Area (tie)

    - Avg. hours worked per week: 39.8 (male: 42; female: 37.1)
    - Percent above national avg.: 2.51% (male: 2.14%, female: 2.43%)
    - Median yearly income: $73,800
    - Median monthly housing costs: $1,467

    Top industries: Educational services, and health care and social assistance; professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services; arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services

  • #40. Sumter, SC Metro Area (tie)
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    #40. Sumter, SC Metro Area (tie)

    - Avg. hours worked per week: 39.9 (male: 42.1; female: 37.6)
    - Percent above national avg.: 2.76% (male: 2.38%, female: 3.72%)
    - Median yearly income: $45,585
    - Median monthly housing costs: $624

    Top industries: Educational services, and health care and social assistance; manufacturing; retail trade

  • #40. Roswell, NM Micro Area (tie)
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    #40. Roswell, NM Micro Area (tie)

    - Avg. hours worked per week: 39.9 (male: 42.2; female: 37.2)
    - Percent above national avg.: 2.76% (male: 2.61%, female: 2.69%)
    - Median yearly income: $44,899
    - Median monthly housing costs: $539

    Top industries: data not available

  • #35. Yuma, AZ Metro Area (tie)
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    #35. Yuma, AZ Metro Area (tie)

    - Avg. hours worked per week: 40 (male: 42.9; female: 36.1)
    - Percent above national avg.: 3% (male: 4.2%, female: -0.28%)
    - Median yearly income: $46,798
    - Median monthly housing costs: $730

    Top industries: Educational services, and health care and social assistance; retail trade; arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services

  • #35. Tyler, TX Metro Area (tie)
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    #35. Tyler, TX Metro Area (tie)

    - Avg. hours worked per week: 40 (male: 42.5; female: 37.5)
    - Percent above national avg.: 3% (male: 3.29%, female: 3.47%)
    - Median yearly income: $54,339
    - Median monthly housing costs: $786

    Top industries: Educational services, and health care and social assistance; retail trade; arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services

  • #35. Moses Lake, WA Micro Area (tie)
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    #35. Moses Lake, WA Micro Area (tie)

    - Avg. hours worked per week: 40 (male: 42.9; female: 36.4)
    - Percent above national avg.: 3% (male: 4.2%, female: 0.55%)
    - Median yearly income: $58,644
    - Median monthly housing costs: $972

    Top industries: Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining; educational services, and health care and social assistance; manufacturing

  • #35. Meridian, MS Micro Area (tie)
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    #35. Meridian, MS Micro Area (tie)

    - Avg. hours worked per week: 40 (male: 42.8; female: 37)
    - Percent above national avg.: 3% (male: 3.97%, female: 2.16%)
    - Median yearly income: $41,594
    - Median monthly housing costs: $519

    Top industries: data not available

  • #35. Corpus Christi, TX Metro Area (tie)
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    #35. Corpus Christi, TX Metro Area (tie)

    - Avg. hours worked per week: 40 (male: 42.3; female: 37.3)
    - Percent above national avg.: 3% (male: 2.84%, female: 2.95%)
    - Median yearly income: $52,193
    - Median monthly housing costs: $821

    Top industries: Educational services, and health care and social assistance; retail trade; arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services

  • #29. Twin Falls, ID Micro Area (tie)
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    #29. Twin Falls, ID Micro Area (tie)

    - Avg. hours worked per week: 40.1 (male: 44.6; female: 34.9)
    - Percent above national avg.: 3.24% (male: 7.85%, female: -3.72%)
    - Median yearly income: $51,460
    - Median monthly housing costs: $890

    Top industries: Educational services, and health care and social assistance; manufacturing; retail trade

  • #29. Talladega-Sylacauga, AL Micro Area (tie)
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    #29. Talladega-Sylacauga, AL Micro Area (tie)

    - Avg. hours worked per week: 40.1 (male: 42.4; female: 37.3)
    - Percent above national avg.: 3.24% (male: 3.07%, female: 2.95%)
    - Median yearly income: $40,621
    - Median monthly housing costs: $539

    Top industries: data not available

  • #29. Lufkin, TX Micro Area (tie)
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    #29. Lufkin, TX Micro Area (tie)

    - Avg. hours worked per week: 40.1 (male: 43.7; female: 36.2)
    - Percent above national avg.: 3.24% (male: 5.95%, female: 0%)
    - Median yearly income: $45,326
    - Median monthly housing costs: $689

    Top industries: Educational services, and health care and social assistance; retail trade; manufacturing

  • #29. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area (tie)
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    #29. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area (tie)

    - Avg. hours worked per week: 40.1 (male: 42.1; female: 37.6)
    - Percent above national avg.: 3.24% (male: 2.38%, female: 3.72%)
    - Median yearly income: $67,382
    - Median monthly housing costs: $1,297

    Top industries: Educational services, and health care and social assistance; professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services; retail trade

  • #29. Bismarck, ND Metro Area (tie)
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    #29. Bismarck, ND Metro Area (tie)

    - Avg. hours worked per week: 40.1 (male: 43.1; female: 36.7)
    - Percent above national avg.: 3.24% (male: 4.64%, female: 1.36%)
    - Median yearly income: $66,087
    - Median monthly housing costs: $1,009

    Top industries: Educational services, and health care and social assistance; retail trade; public administration

  • #29. Beckley, WV Metro Area (tie)
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    #29. Beckley, WV Metro Area (tie)

    - Avg. hours worked per week: 40.1 (male: 42.3; female: 37.7)
    - Percent above national avg.: 3.24% (male: 2.84%, female: 3.98%)
    - Median yearly income: $42,493
    - Median monthly housing costs: $497

    Top industries: Educational services, and health care and social assistance; retail trade; arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services

  • #25. Tullahoma-Manchester, TN Micro Area (tie)
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    #25. Tullahoma-Manchester, TN Micro Area (tie)

    - Avg. hours worked per week: 40.2 (male: 43.7; female: 36)
    - Percent above national avg.: 3.48% (male: 5.95%, female: -0.56%)
    - Median yearly income: $48,256
    - Median monthly housing costs: $660

    Top industries: Manufacturing; educational services, and health care and social assistance; retail trade

  • #25. Lafayette, LA Metro Area (tie)
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    #25. Lafayette, LA Metro Area (tie)

    - Avg. hours worked per week: 40.2 (male: 44; female: 36.3)
    - Percent above national avg.: 3.48% (male: 6.59%, female: 0.28%)
    - Median yearly income: $47,848
    - Median monthly housing costs: $714

    Top industries: Educational services, and health care and social assistance; retail trade; arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services

  • #25. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area (tie)
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    #25. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area (tie)

    - Avg. hours worked per week: 40.2 (male: 42.4; female: 37.5)
    - Percent above national avg.: 3.48% (male: 3.07%, female: 3.47%)
    - Median yearly income: $63,802
    - Median monthly housing costs: $1,213

    Top industries: Educational services, and health care and social assistance; professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services; retail trade

  • #25. Grand Island, NE Metro Area (tie)
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    #25. Grand Island, NE Metro Area (tie)

    - Avg. hours worked per week: 40.2 (male: 42.8; female: 37.2)
    - Percent above national avg.: 3.48% (male: 3.97%, female: 2.69%)
    - Median yearly income: $60,116
    - Median monthly housing costs: $822

    Top industries: Educational services, and health care and social assistance

  • #24. Columbus, IN Metro Area
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    #24. Columbus, IN Metro Area

    - Avg. hours worked per week: 40.3 (male: 42.5; female: 37.6)
    - Percent above national avg.: 3.72% (male: 3.29%, female: 3.72%)
    - Median yearly income: $61,533
    - Median monthly housing costs: $835

    Top industries: data not available

  • #22. Sherman-Denison, TX Metro Area (tie)
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    #22. Sherman-Denison, TX Metro Area (tie)

    - Avg. hours worked per week: 40.4 (male: 42.6; female: 37.9)
    - Percent above national avg.: 3.96% (male: 3.52%, female: 4.49%)
    - Median yearly income: $56,718
    - Median monthly housing costs: $714

    Top industries: Educational services, and health care and social assistance; manufacturing; retail trade

  • #22. Pinehurst-Southern Pines, NC Micro Area (tie)
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    #22. Pinehurst-Southern Pines, NC Micro Area (tie)

    - Avg. hours worked per week: 40.4 (male: 43.7; female: 36.9)
    - Percent above national avg.: 3.96% (male: 5.95%, female: 1.9%)
    - Median yearly income: $64,184
    - Median monthly housing costs: $903

    Top industries: data not available

  • #19. Hammond, LA Metro Area (tie)
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    #19. Hammond, LA Metro Area (tie)

    - Avg. hours worked per week: 40.5 (male: 42.8; female: 38.2)
    - Percent above national avg.: 4.2% (male: 3.97%, female: 5.24%)
    - Median yearly income: $44,861
    - Median monthly housing costs: $692

    Top industries: Educational services, and health care and social assistance; retail trade; arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services

  • #19. Fayetteville, NC Metro Area (tie)
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    #19. Fayetteville, NC Metro Area (tie)

    - Avg. hours worked per week: 40.5 (male: 43.5; female: 37.1)
    - Percent above national avg.: 4.2% (male: 5.52%, female: 2.43%)
    - Median yearly income: $44,757
    - Median monthly housing costs: $914

    Top industries: Educational services, and health care and social assistance; retail trade; arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services

  • #19. Columbus, GA-AL Metro Area (tie)
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    #19. Columbus, GA-AL Metro Area (tie)

    - Avg. hours worked per week: 40.5 (male: 43.3; female: 37.2)
    - Percent above national avg.: 4.2% (male: 5.08%, female: 2.69%)
    - Median yearly income: $43,051
    - Median monthly housing costs: $865

    Top industries: Educational services, and health care and social assistance; retail trade; arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services

  • #15. Cheyenne, WY Metro Area (tie)
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    #15. Cheyenne, WY Metro Area (tie)

    - Avg. hours worked per week: 40.6 (male: 43.6; female: 37.2)
    - Percent above national avg.: 4.43% (male: 5.73%, female: 2.69%)
    - Median yearly income: $61,961
    - Median monthly housing costs: $1,107

    Top industries: Educational services, and health care and social assistance; retail trade; public administration

  • #15. Casper, WY Metro Area (tie)
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    #15. Casper, WY Metro Area (tie)

    - Avg. hours worked per week: 40.6 (male: 43.2; female: 37.6)
    - Percent above national avg.: 4.43% (male: 4.86%, female: 3.72%)
    - Median yearly income: $60,546
    - Median monthly housing costs: $962

    Top industries: Educational services, and health care and social assistance; retail trade; professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services

  • #15. Athens, TX Micro Area (tie)
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    #15. Athens, TX Micro Area (tie)

    - Avg. hours worked per week: 40.6 (male: 42.6; female: 38.4)
    - Percent above national avg.: 4.43% (male: 3.52%, female: 5.73%)
    - Median yearly income: $44,971
    - Median monthly housing costs: $633

    Top industries: data not available

  • #15. Anchorage, AK Metro Area (tie)
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    #15. Anchorage, AK Metro Area (tie)

    - Avg. hours worked per week: 40.6 (male: 43.6; female: 37.1)
    - Percent above national avg.: 4.43% (male: 5.73%, female: 2.43%)
    - Median yearly income: $76,871
    - Median monthly housing costs: $1,606

    Top industries: Educational services, and health care and social assistance; retail trade; arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services

  • #14. Killeen-Temple, TX Metro Area
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    #14. Killeen-Temple, TX Metro Area

    - Avg. hours worked per week: 40.7 (male: 43.4; female: 37.6)
    - Percent above national avg.: 4.67% (male: 5.3%, female: 3.72%)
    - Median yearly income: $53,303
    - Median monthly housing costs: $1,001

    Top industries: Educational services, and health care and social assistance; retail trade; public administration

  • #11. Warsaw, IN Micro Area (tie)
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    #11. Warsaw, IN Micro Area (tie)

    - Avg. hours worked per week: 40.8 (male: 43.9; female: 37)
    - Percent above national avg.: 4.9% (male: 6.38%, female: 2.16%)
    - Median yearly income: $63,463
    - Median monthly housing costs: $795

    Top industries: data not available

  • #11. Lawton, OK Metro Area (tie)
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    #11. Lawton, OK Metro Area (tie)

    - Avg. hours worked per week: 40.8 (male: 43.6; female: 37.2)
    - Percent above national avg.: 4.9% (male: 5.73%, female: 2.69%)
    - Median yearly income: $50,702
    - Median monthly housing costs: $817

    Top industries: Educational services, and health care and social assistance; retail trade; arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services

  • #11. Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL Metro Area (tie)
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    #11. Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL Metro Area (tie)

    - Avg. hours worked per week: 40.8 (male: 43.6; female: 38)
    - Percent above national avg.: 4.9% (male: 5.73%, female: 4.74%)
    - Median yearly income: $46,763
    - Median monthly housing costs: $624

    Top industries: Educational services, and health care and social assistance; manufacturing; retail trade

  • #10. Bremerton-Silverdale, WA Metro Area
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    #10. Bremerton-Silverdale, WA Metro Area

    - Avg. hours worked per week: 41 (male: 44.7, female: 36)
    - Percent above national avg.: 5.37% (male: 8.05%, female: -0.56%)
    - Median yearly income: $73,026
    - Median monthly housing costs: $1,406

    Top industries: Educational services, and health care and social assistance; professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services; public administration

  • #9. Watertown-Fort Drum, NY Metro Area
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    #9. Watertown-Fort Drum, NY Metro Area

    - Avg. hours worked per week: 41.1 (male: 44.6; female: 36.1)
    - Percent above national avg.: 5.6% (male: 7.85%, female: -0.28%)
    - Median yearly income: $47,101
    - Median monthly housing costs: $794

    Top industries: Educational services, and health care and social assistance; retail trade; public administration

  • #7. Houma-Thibodaux, LA Metro Area (tie)
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    #7. Houma-Thibodaux, LA Metro Area (tie)

    - Avg. hours worked per week: 41.3 (male: 45.2; female: 37)
    - Percent above national avg.: 6.05% (male: 9.07%, female: 2.16%)
    - Median yearly income: $47,069
    - Median monthly housing costs: $566

    Top industries: Educational services, and health care and social assistance; retail trade; agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining

  • #7. Clarksville, TN-KY Metro Area (tie)
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    #7. Clarksville, TN-KY Metro Area (tie)

    - Avg. hours worked per week: 41.3 (male: 45.2; female: 36.3)
    - Percent above national avg.: 6.05% (male: 9.07%, female: 0.28%)
    - Median yearly income: $54,667
    - Median monthly housing costs: $951

    Top industries: Educational services, and health care and social assistance; retail trade; manufacturing

  • #6. San Angelo, TX Metro Area
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    #6. San Angelo, TX Metro Area

    - Avg. hours worked per week: 41.4 (male: 44.4; female: 38.2)
    - Percent above national avg.: 6.28% (male: 7.43%, female: 5.24%)
    - Median yearly income: $50,894
    - Median monthly housing costs: $799

    Top industries: Educational services, and health care and social assistance; construction; arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services

  • #4. Fairbanks, AK Metro Area (tie)
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    #4. Fairbanks, AK Metro Area (tie)

    - Avg. hours worked per week: 41.5 (male: 44.3; female: 37.3)
    - Percent above national avg.: 6.51% (male: 7.22%, female: 2.95%)
    - Median yearly income: $76,747
    - Median monthly housing costs: $1,491

    Top industries: data not available

  • #4. Midland, TX Metro Area (tie)
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    #4. Midland, TX Metro Area (tie)

    - Avg. hours worked per week: 42.5 (male: 46.2; female: 36.9)
    - Percent above national avg.: 8.71% (male: 11.04%, female: 1.9%)
    - Median yearly income: $75,266
    - Median monthly housing costs: $1,111

    Top industries: Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining; educational services, and health care and social assistance; professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services

  • #3. Odessa, TX Metro Area
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    #3. Odessa, TX Metro Area

    - Avg. hours worked per week: 43.2 (male: 47.5; female: 37.2)
    - Percent above national avg.: 10.19% (male: 13.47%, female: 2.69%)
    - Median yearly income: $55,380
    - Median monthly housing costs: $769

    Top industries: Educational services, and health care and social assistance; agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining; retail trade

  • #2. Hinesville, GA Metro Area
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    #2. Hinesville, GA Metro Area

    - Avg. hours worked per week: 43.3 (male: 45.7; female: 40.4)
    - Percent above national avg.: 10.39% (male: 10.07%, female: 10.4%)
    - Median yearly income: $49,364
    - Median monthly housing costs: $784

    Top industries: data not available

  • #1. Jacksonville, NC Metro Area
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    #1. Jacksonville, NC Metro Area

    - Avg. hours worked per week: 44.4 (male: 48.7; female: 37.3)
    - Percent above national avg.: 12.61% (male: 15.61%, female: 2.95%)
    - Median yearly income: $49,883
    - Median monthly housing costs: $992

    Top industries: Educational services, and health care and social assistance; retail trade; arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services

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