Report: New Yorkers have longest work weeks

People in the city work 49 hours per week on average with commute times factored in.

People in the city work 49 hours per week on average with commute times factored in. (3/18/15)

BROOKLYN - Are you spending a lot of time at work, and a lot of time getting there and back? Well, you're not alone. 

According to a new study, people in New York have longer work weeks and commutes than anywhere else in the country. 

City Comptroller Scott Stringer says that in the city, residents work about 49 hours per week with commute times factored in, compared to 42 hours on average nationwide. 

The average travel time for New Yorkers is about six hours per week. Brooklyn commuters who spoke with News 12 say the results of the study come as no surprise to them. 

Stringer adds that the report should serve as a wakeup call that the city needs to invest in its transit system to improve the quality of life. 

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