WalletHub is at it again! This time in celebration of the American worker, which of course we all are! Friday, March 4, 2016 is Employee Appreciation Day and to find out where Americans are working the hardest (at least in larger cities) WalletHub once again crunched a whole bunch of numbers.

Not surprisingly, Sioux Falls came in fourth out of 116 cities in this most recent study, proving once again that here in our Plains state we are "hard workin' sons-a-guns"! The key factors they investigated included: average workweek hours, labor force participation rate, workers with multiple jobs, commute time, volunteer hours and leisure time spent on an average day (what the heck is that?!).

There is a downside to this good news, however. Yes Americans are notoriously industrious, but working more hours does not necessarily mean we're more productive. Unfortunately, it's quite the contrary according to research which indicates we lag behind our global counterparts in many ways.

Americans work more hours, take less vacation time and retire later than the working populace in most other countries. So while it is flattering that we're being recognized as the hardest working humans on the planet, perhaps we should also take a moment and consider stepping out of the harness for just a bit everyday, hm?

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