Report: Los Angeles tops Honolulu for worst traffic in US; 2 other California cities make the top 10 (Update)

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Los Angeles is number one again on a list it has spent decades and billions of dollars in trying to avoid.

L.A. has the worst traffic in the nation and two other California cities are among the top 10, according to a new report.

The traffic information firm INRIX says LA beat Honolulu for jam leader in its national scorecard.

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The scorecard says the average L.A. driver spent 59 hours sitting in traffic last year, or about 2 ½ days.

That's nine hours more than drivers in Honolulu.

INRIX says traffic in Los Angeles got worse because the city has added about 90,000 jobs, which means more people driving. The worst time to drive home: Friday afternoon.

San Francisco was in third place for congestion, followed by Austin; New York and Bridgeport, Conn. San Jose was in seventh place, followed by Seattle, Washington D.C. and Boston.

This story has been changed from an earlier version to reflect that the study period included all of 2012.

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