Baton Rouge named among 'Top 25 Hardest Working Towns in America'
Baton Rouge is ranked No. 11 on a list of the "Top 25 Hardest Working Towns in America" by Parade magazine and Total Cereal. The magazine says its editorial research team arrived at the rankings by analyzing a host of criteria, including the total number of hours worked by the average person, unemployment rates, commute times, dual-income families and the likelihood of people giving up personal time for work. In the No. 1 spot is Columbia, Mo.; also filling the top five spots are Hartford, Conn.; Norfolk, Va.; Bloomington, Ind.; and Tuscaloosa, Ala. No Louisiana city other than Baton Rouge made the list. Cities ranked below Baton Rouge include Los Angeles (13), Milwaukee (20) and Dallas (25). The list was released Sunday in conjunction with Parade's annual "What People Earn" issue. See the complete list and more information on its editors' methodology at the Parade website here.
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