Study: Austin one of America’s hardest-working cities

Jesus Gonzalez works on a frame of a new home in the Blackhawk subdivision in Pflugerville early Wednesday morning Oct. 7, 2015 during cool temperatures at sun rise. (RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

Jesus Gonzalez works on a frame of a new home in the Blackhawk subdivision in Pflugerville early Wednesday morning Oct. 7, 2015 during cool temperatures at sun rise. (RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

Austin might be the fabled home to the hippies and slackers, but a recent study by a personal finance website placed the Texas capital in the top 20 of “2017’s Hardest-Working Cities in America.”

The WalletHub study ranked Austin No. 17 on the list, which was topped by Anchorage, Alaska. Austin fell short of industrious Plano (No. 2), Irving (No.5) and even Corpus Christi (No. 8), but was well ahead of San Antonio (No. 44) and Lubbock (No. 93).

(Coming in last place among the 116 largest cities was Burlington, Vermont.)

RELATED: AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN TOP WORKPLACES 2016

A similar WalletHub study placed Austin at No. 22 on a list of The Best Cities for Jobs. Unsurprisingly, Detroit came in last in the study.

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