Leeds Announced as 22nd Hardest Working City in the UK

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A brand new online tool has been created to show which cities are the hardest working throughout the UK. 

It uses factors like average hours worked, unemployment rate and commute time, to determine the working statistics of each city. They are displayed on an interactive map meaning users can look at all the results for different cities too. 

Birmingham, Bristol and Milton Keynes came out first, second and third respectively, with Leeds being ranked 22nd. According to the data the tool has produced, commute time in Leeds is around 27 minutes, with average working hours at 48.6, an unemployment rate of 3.8% and total jobs per 10,000 being 8,816. 

At the other end of the scale was Hull, ranked 52nd  with an unemployment rate of 6.4%, Burnley at 51st, Sunderland at 50th, Blackburn at 49th and Swansea at 48th.

The tool was created by the same team that is behind the premier windows furnishing company, Thomas Sanderson, who create bespoke furniture. All users have to do is enter their chosen city, and the tool will take them to the map that shows how their location ranks in terms of hardest working cities throughout the UK. 

As well as showing average hours worked, unemployment rate and commute time, the tool also displays figures such as GDHI (gross disposable household income) per person, number of start-ups and total number of jobs. 

Users can also see how their location ranked in comparison to others, a feature of the aforementioned interactive map. 

Richard Petrie, Marketing Director of ‘Thomas Sanderson’ said of the tool: 

“Britain is certainly a nation that knows how to work hard, so it was interesting to look at different factors associated with this to see how working varied across the nation. We spend so much of our lives at work, so it’s important to give yourself enough time to wind-down and relax when you are not there.” 

The tool can be accessed via this link: https://www.thomas-sanderson.co.uk/resources/the-most-hard-working-cities/

Image: Thomas Sanderson