2019's hardest working states in America rankings

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, including 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 North Dakota as the hardest-working state, landing at number one for direct work factors, although it’s all the way at 39 for indirect work factors.

Top Ten Hardest-Working States

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

West Virginia ranks at the bottom of the list, landing at dead last for both direct work factors and indirect work factors. 


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