Here are the top 10:
- Anchorage, Alaska
- Virginia Beach
- Plano, Tex.
- Sioux Falls, S.D.
- Irving, Tex.
- Scottsdale, Ariz.
- San Francisco
- Cheyenne, Wyo.
- Washington, D.C.
And in last place? Drum roll … Burlington, Vt.
WalletHub pontificated off some U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics and came up with this — “we are 400 percent more productive today than in 1950,” according to a press release.
Lazier then versus now? No, not necessarily. It goes on to point out that “midcentury Americans worked nearly 205 hours more per year than we did in 2011.”
And something you already knew: Thanks mainly to technology, we’re more automated and more efficient, according to WalletHub.
Still, it noted, Americans differ from their European counterparts.
WalletHub said that although Americans are passionate about “higher output,” their research and analysis finds that work ethic adds to the image of Americans as “workaholic robots, working longer days, taking fewer vacations and retiring much later.”
And lunch breaks?
WalletHub, which brands itself as an online personal finance site, said its analysis finds that “only one in five Americans even step out for lunch these days while the Spaniards enjoy up to three-hour midday breaks to eat, nap and smell the rosas.”