A List: The Hardest Working States And NM Has Some Work To Do

Americans work hard, putting in an average of 1,811 hours per year, according to the World Economic Forum. Some of them work so hard, they don’t even take all the vacation days they have coming to them. But it turns out, workers in some states are clocking more hours than others and a new report reveals which ones they are.

  • WalletHub has just come out with their annual ranking of the hardest-working states in the U.S.
  • They rate each state on 10 key metrics in two main categories: direct and indirect work factors.
  • Direct factors include things like the average workweek hours, employment rate and share of workers leaving vacation time unused.
  • Indirect factors include things such as average commute time, share of workers with multiple jobs and annual volunteer hours per resident.
  • For 2023, North Dakota is named the hardest-working state, coming in first for direct work factors.
  • Maine, which is 25th overall, is number one for indirect work factors.
  • On the flip side, New Mexico comes in 50th overall, making it the least hard-working state.

The Top 10 Hardest-Working States in the U.S.

(Check out the full list here)

  1. North Dakota
  2. Alaska
  3. South Dakota
  4. Nebraska
  5. Wyoming
  6. Texas
  7. Virginia
  8. Colorado
  9. Kansas
  10. Hawaii

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