NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Between commuting time and work hours, New York City residents have the longest workweeks among the country’s 30 biggest cities, city Comptroller Scott Stringer said in a report released Tuesday.
The report said 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 says that New Yorkers are not going to be as competitive if people are being drained by a very long commute,” Stringer told reporters, including WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb.
New Yorkers, for example, work more than four hours longer than people in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where the average workweek was about 44 1/2 hours. Commuting time made up just under 3 1/2 hours of that.
The report was based on data from the U.S. Census from 1990 and 2000 and the 2013 American Community Survey.Comments