Long Hours, Commute Time Give New Yorkers the Longest Work Week

Between commuting time and work hours, New York City residents have the longest work weeks among the country's 30 biggest cities.

That's what city Comptroller Scott Stringer says in a report released Tuesday.

A typical week for a full-time New York worker adds up to more than 49 hours, including an average of more than six hours of commuting time. That's more than four hours longer than in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where the average work week is about 44 ½ hours.

The study is based on the U.S. Census from 1990 and 2000 and the 2013 American Community Survey.

Stringer says New Yorkers are tough and ambitious, but he says the city needs to expand its transit networks and promote flexible work arrangements along with predictable scheduling. 

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