The hardest-working Americans live in Alaska, according to a new study from WalletHub.
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Alaska ranked highest in average workweek hours, and residents spend less leisure time per day than most other states, WalletHub said in its annual report. The hardest-working states were also ranked by employment rates, idle youth rates, unused vacation time, volunteer hours and commute times, among other factors.
North Dakota came in a close second place overall, ranking high in workweek hours and employment rate. Wyoming, South Dakota and Nebraska round out the top five.
WalletHub’s list ranked Michigan as the least hard-working state in the U.S. Michigan workers placed in the top five for the most leisure time spent per day, on average.
The least hard-working states also include Rhode Island, West Virginia, New Mexico and Oregon.
Top 10 hardest-working states:
- North Dakota
- South Dakota
- New Hampshire
Bottom 10 hardest-working states:
- Rhode Island
- West Virginia
- New Mexico