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Analysis: Cheyenne, Wyoming, Second Hardest Working City In America

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Cheyenne, Wyoming, is the second hardest working city in the U.S., according to a new analysis from the personal finance website Wallethub.

To determine its rankings, Wallethub compared 116 of the most populated cities across two key dimensions, “Direct Work Factors” and “Indirect Work Factors.”

Direct work factors includes a subset of data such as average work hours a week, employment rate, share of households where no adults work and share of workers leaving vacation time unused.

Indirect work factors include things such as average commute time, share of workers with multiple jobs and annual volunteer hours per resident.

Cheyenne finished third of the cities studied in direct work factors and 46th in indirect work factors for a total score of 77.21 and the overall second place ranking.

“One of the things that makes Cheyenne the second hardest working city in the U.S. is having the largest number of average workweek hours,” Wallethub analyst Jill Gonzalez said. “Added to this, Cheyenne’s residents spend the third smallest amount of leisure time, about 5 hours per day. Other factors that also contributed to this ranking include the 95% employment rate and the share of workers with multiple jobs.”

Anchorage, Alaska, with a total score of 80.46, finished atop the list as the hardest working city in America, according to Wallethub.

“Many Americans view hard work as the path to achieving the American Dream,” Wallerhub said. “We work so hard, in fact, that we put in more hours at our jobs than several other industrialized countries. The average U.S. worker puts in 1,779 hours per year – 135 hours more than the average in Japan, 241 more than the U.K. and 393 more than Germany.”

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City of Cheyenne Releases Time Lapse Video Showing Construction of New Courthouse

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Construction timelapse for Judge Joseph M. Carey Cheyenne City Center

From August 2019 to July 2020, the corner of 17th and Carey Avenue has been transformed with the completion of our Judge Joseph M. Carey Cheyenne City Center! This building in our downtown will serve the needs of our community and municipal court well into the future. A big THANK YOU to all that made this project possible!

Posted by City of Cheyenne, Wyoming – Government on Tuesday, 11 August 2020

When things move incrementally, sometimes you forget just how much work actually gets accomplished.

The City of Cheyenne staged the ribbon cutting for its new courthouse last week and Tuesday it released a time-lapse video showing the construction of the new building from August 2019 – July 2020.

The building replaced a structure that hadn’t been used for 25 years. The time-lapse video would have been more dramatic if footage of the destruction of the old building would have been included, but it’s still pretty cool to see just how much can be built in less than a year.

One other thing of note: the video shows the community didn’t get a lot of snow last season.

The building is named after Judge Joseph M. Carey, who served as the 14th mayor of Cheyenne, U.S. Attorney for the Territory of Wyoming, Governor of Wyoming, U.S. Senator representing Wyoming, and spent time on the Wyoming Supreme Court.

“This building in our downtown will serve the needs of our community and municipal court well into the future. A big THANK YOU to all that made this project possible,” said a post on the Cheyenne City Facebook page.

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