Two Valley cities among nation's hardest working

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by Jason Volentine

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Posted on March 13, 2014 at 7:32 AM

Updated Monday, Mar 17 at 1:27 PM

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PHOENIX -- New data suggests Phoenix is one of the hardest working cities in America, at least when it comes to how much time we spend on the clock.

While the standard workweek is 40 hours, the average Phoenician works more than 62 hours a week. The puts Phoenix at No. 6 on the list.

Mesa is also on the hardworking-cities list, coming in at No. 13 with Mesa workers putting in more than 60 hours per week.

The ranking comes from Locality.com, which analyzed 1million businesses nationwide.

3TV wanted to meet some of the people responsible for making the Valley such a hardworking place.  We found Jason Konopaske, who works nearly 80 hours per week at three different jobs – two restaurant jobs that supplement his career in mortgages where work is still a bit slow.

"I think this is the most competitive generation that's yet to hit the work force and, because of that, young professionals are starting to see that one job is not going to do it," Konopaske said. "One job isn't going to take care of it.  Even going to college, getting a bachelor's degree, [multiple jobs] is something you may still need to commit to ...."

Konopaske earns his main income as a loan originator working all over the Valley.

Another Arizona city made the hardest-working list. Tucson came in at No. 40.

According to Locality.com, New York City is the hardest working in the U.S.New Yorkers put in 65.91 hours every week.

Top 20 hardest-working cities according to Locality.com

  1. New York
  2. Las Vegas
  3. Boston
  4. Los Angeles
  5. San Jose
  6. Phoenix
  7. Chicago
  8. Indianapolis
  9. Minneapolis
  10. Omaha
  11. Raleigh
  12. Charlotte
  13. Mesa
  14. San Diego
  15. Long Beach
  16. Atlanta
  17. Milwaukee
  18. Houston
  19. Fresno
  20. Sacramento

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