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Santa Clarita is the 12th hardest-working city in the United States, according to a new Census-based survey by Kempler Industries, a Chicago-based industrial machinery seller.

To rank the hardest-working cities in America, Kempler analyzed the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau for nearly 200 cities with a population of 150,000 or more, as well as data from the U.S. Travel Association.

The survey’s rankings were based on the following metrics:
* Average commute time (Santa Clarita averaged 34.9 minutes)
* Average workweek hours (Santa Clarita averaged 38.4 hours)
* Percentage of workforce population aged 16-64 (63.9%)
* Percentage of senior workforce aged 65 and up (20.2%)
* The percentage of unused vacation days (30.5%)

To determine an overall score, each city’s weighted average was calculated across all metrics.
* Percent of workforce population age 16-64: 20 points
* Average commute (in minutes): 20 points
* Average hours worked per week: 20 points
* Percent of workforce population age: 20 points
* Percent of unused vacation states (state-level data): 20 points

From Chicago to Charlotte, the results revealed a mixture of the hardest-working cities, both large and small.

kempler hardest-working cities 2019

About Kempler Industries
Family-owned and operated since 1962, Kempler Industries has been buying and selling quality used machinery for more than five decades. Kempler’s roots in the used machinery industry date back to 1935. Founded by Charles M. Kempler, who was active in the used machinery business for 70 years, Kempler is now in its third generation of family ownership. Kempler Industries continues to operate with integrity, making customer service its first priority.

Kempler Industries has one of the world’s largest inventories of used hydraulic presses including metalworking presses, compression molding presses, and heated platen laminating presses. The company’s specialties also include press brakes, shears, rolls, mechanical presses and other assorted fabricating equipment.

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