The Hardest Working States In America

There’s no doubt Americans work hard, and sometimes even work so hard they fail to take all of their vacation days. But it turns out, workers in some states put in more hours than others.

  • Well, WalletHub has just come out with their picks for the hardest working states in the U.S., judging the 50 states on 10 key indicators in areas of direct and indirect work factors.
  • Those factors include such things as average workweek hours, share of workers with multiple jobs, average commute time, annual volunteer hours per resident and more.
  • With all that in mind, the site picks Alaska as the hardest-working state, with a score of 68.63 out of 100.
  • Alaska lands at number two for both direct work factors, and indirect work factors.
  • North Dakota, second overall, is tops for direct work factors, while Utah tops the list for indirect work hours, although overall it lands at 14.

Top Ten Hardest-Working States in the U.S.

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

Click here to see where your state falls on the list.

Source: WalletHub