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Gainesville Named No. 6 in Hardest Working U.S. Towns

Good news, Gainesville: Working that overtime just got you noticed.

Gainesville was recently ranked No. 6 in a list of the “Top 25 Hardest Working Towns in America” by PARADE magazine and Total Cereal.

Released with PARADE’s annual “What People Earn” issue, the list gathered information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Census Bureau, Claritas and Market Research Insight, taking into account factors like the total number of hours worked, commute times, unemployment rates and the tendency for people to use personal time for work.

Columbia, Mo., tops the list, and Hartford, Conn.; Norfolk, Va.; Bloomington, Ind.; and Tuscaloosa, Ala., round out the top five.

No stranger to recognition, Gainesville has topped multiple lists in the past, boasting the No. 1 place to live and work in America in 2007’s Cities Ranked & Rated, Second Edition, as well as being hailed as the “Healthiest City in America” by the Wellness Council of America.

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