Washington DC Ranked “Hardest Working City in America” by Recent Study

With March 1 being Employee Appreciation Day and Americans working an average of 1,811 hours per year, more than people in most other industrialized countries, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2024’s Hardest-Working Cities in America, with Washington DC coming in ranked #1.

In order to determine where Americans work the hardest, WalletHub compared the 116 largest cities across 11 key metrics. The data set ranges from the employment rate to average weekly work hours to the share of workers with multiple jobs.

Top 20 Hardest-Working Cities in America
1. Washington, DC 11. Sioux Falls, SD
2. Irving, TX 12. Corpus Christi, TX
3. Cheyenne, WY 13. Plano, TX
4. Virginia Beach, VA 14. Fort Worth, TX
5. Anchorage, AK 15. Arlington, TX
6. Norfolk, VA 16. Chesapeake, VA
7. Dallas, TX 17. Aurora, CO
8. San Francisco, CA 18. Laredo, TX
9. Denver, CO 19. Garland, TX
10. Austin, TX 20. Nashville, TN

Key Stats

  • Irving, Texas, has the lowest share of households where no adults work, which is 3.6 times lower than in Detroit, the city with the highest.
  • New York City has the longest average commute time, which is 2.6 times longer than in Cheyenne, Wyoming and Fargo, North Dakota, the cities with the shortest.
  • Baltimore contributes the most annual volunteer hours per resident, which is 5.9 times more than in Jacksonville, Florida, the city that contributes the fewest.
  • Boston, Massachusetts, has the lowest share of idle youth 16-24-years-old, which is 2.8 times lower than in Memphis, Tennessee, the city with the highest.

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17th Annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival

Now in its 17th year, the Kensington Day of the Book Festival is a family-friendly street festival featuring 150+ renowned authors, poets, and literary organizations. Enjoy live music on five stages, special guest speakers, military veteran writers and comedians, poetry readings, cookbook demos, children's program, and much more.

Admission is free, and attendees will also be able to explore a marketplace of books and food offerings from local vendors.

Not your average book festival! This festival offers something for everyone!

17th Annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival

Sunday, April 21, 2024, 11am-4pm (held rain or shine!)

Howard Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895


Instagram: @kensingtonbookfestival

Contact: Elisenda Sola-Sole, Festival Director

[email protected]

301-949-9416 (text preferred)

FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival

Get ready to experience the vibrant colors, tantalizing flavors, and infectious rhythms of the Caribbean at the FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival! Hosted by RHU LLC, this exciting festival is set to take place on May 18, 2024, at the picturesque 16700 Barnesville Rd in Boyds, MD.

Step into a world where the Caribbean spirit comes alive! From 12:00 PM onwards, immerse yourself in a sensory journey that celebrates the unique culture, cuisine, and music of the Caribbean. Whether you're an African American, a Reggae or Soca music enthusiast, a wine lover, or part of the vibrant Caribbean diaspora, this festival promises to delight and captivate you in every way.

Let the enticing aromas of mouthwatering Caribbean dishes tantalize your taste buds. Feast on traditional delicacies prepared by expert chefs, showcasing the rich and diverse culinary heritage of the Caribbean. Indulge in flavorful jerk chicken, succulent seafood, and delectable plantain dishes that will transport you straight to the islands.

Accompanying the culinary extravaganza is a carefully curated selection of premium wines, ensuring the perfect pairing for your palate. Sip on fine wines from renowned vineyards, each sip a reflection of the Caribbean's vibrant spirit. Discover new flavors, expand your wine knowledge, and savor unforgettable moments with every glass.

As the sun sets, get ready to groove to the infectious rhythms of Caribbean music. Feel the pulsating beats of reggae, soca, dancehall, and calypso, moving your body to the lively melodies. Live performances by talented musicians and performers will keep the energy high, ensuring a night of unforgettable entertainment.

Don't miss this opportunity to embrace the Caribbean spirit and celebrate the arrival of spring in style! Tickets are available on AllEvents, so secure your spot today. Join us at the FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival, where cultures collide and unforgettable memories are made.



2 NIGHT Camping packages available: RV/CAMPER $200 | TENTS $150 Starting on Friday May 17 @ 5pm | 30 RV SPACES | 30+ TENT SPACES



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