The 10 U.S Cities With The Happiest Workers

The 10 U.S Cities With The Happiest Workers
The 10 U.S Cities With The Happiest Workers

Research shows that happy employees tend to work harder and are 12 percent more productive in the workplace. To find out where some of the happiest employees in the U.S. live, workplace insights platform kununu.com created a list of the top cities with the happiest and unhappiest workers.

To come up with the rankings, kununu examined over 87,000 employee reviews conducted in the last 12 months for companies in the 50 most popular U.S. cities. Then, the site ranked each city on a scale of 1-5, with five being the most satisfied, based on company culture, teamwork, autonomy, and support from management.

 

The 10 U.S Cities With The Happiest Workers

 

10. Fresno, California

Fresno
Fresno

Happiness score on a scale of 1-5: 3.82

 

9. Seattle, Washington

Seattle
Seattle

Happiness score on a scale of 1-5: 3.83

 

8. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Oklahoma City,
Oklahoma City,

Happiness score on a scale of 1-5: 3.84

 

7. Sacramento, California

Sacramento
Sacramento

Happiness score on a scale of 1-5: 3.85

 

6. San Jose, California

San Jose
San Jose Downtown

Happiness score on a scale of 1-5: 3.85

 

5. Omaha, Nebraska

Omaha
Omaha

Happiness score on a scale of 1-5: 3.86

 

4. Louisville, Kentucky

Louisville Kentucky
Louisville Kentucky

Happiness score on a scale of 1-5: 3.88

 

3. Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina

Happiness score on a scale of 1-5: 3.90

 

2. Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles
Los Angeles

Happiness score on a scale of 1-5: 3.96

 

1. Miami, Florida

Miami
Miami

Happiness score on a scale of 1-5: 3.99

 

According to kununu, many of the top 10 cities earned their spot not only for being home to companies with great culture and management, but also for having great weather, a growing tech scene and a fairly low cost of living compared to other cities.

At the bottom of the top 50 list are New York, New York, and Oakland, California. According to PayScale, the average cost of living in Oakland, California is 49 percent higher than the national average, and the average cost of living in New York is 129 percent higher than the national average.