Grand Rapids cracks top 5 for shortest work days

City ties for fourth for fewest average weekly work hours in Wallethub study

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — If you want to spend less time working, head to Grand Rapids.

The average Grand Rapids employee works fewer hours than their counterparts in 145 of the nation’s largest cities, according to a WalletHub study.

Grand Rapids tied with Madison, WI for fourth place in the rankings compiled by WalletHub. Tallahassee, FL averaged the fewest weekly work hours, followed by Providence, RI and Springfield, MO.

WalletHub based its rankings on 27 metrics in five areas: work, money, family, health/safety and how residents cope with stress.

Grand Rapids was also cracked the top five for its low rate of adults in fair or poor health. The city ranked 119th overall for stress.

It was a different story on the other side of the state. Detroit ranked as the most stressed city.

Detroit took the top spot for lowest credit score and highest poverty rate. The Motor City also had the third highest divorce rate and the fifth highest per capita crime rate.


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