How do you determine which people work the hardest? Is it by how much they work, how long they're willing to commute, how many vacation days they leave on the table, how early in life they start or how late in life they finally retire?

Kempler Industries ranked 200 cities with a population of 150,000-plus to learn where people who work the hardest live, using the following metrics: average commute time; average workweek hours; percentage of people ages 16-64 working full-time; percentage of senior workers ages 65 and older; and the percentage of unused vacation days.

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.