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For employees, Dayton is the happiest place to work

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No offense to its contented residents, but who would have thought? Dayton, Ohio, has the nation’s happiest workers, according to a survey of 36,000 workers by

The survey asked participants to rank their workplaces on such factors as relationships with bosses and co-workers, work environment, job resources, compensation, growth opportunities, company culture and employees’ control over their daily work. The five cities with happiest employees:

  1. Dayton, Ohio

  2. Knoxville, Tenn.

  3. Honolulu, Hawaii

  4. Memphis, Tenn.

  5. Pittsburgh, Pa.

Of course, every “10 best” survey also generates downside data. According to, these are the five cities with the most miserable workers:

  5. Little Rock, Ark.

  4. Fresno, Calif.

  3. Wichita, Kan.

  2. Reno, Nev.

  1. Boulder, Colo.

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