The hardest-working Americans live in these states

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:

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

Bottom 10 hardest-working states:

  1. Michigan
  2. Rhode Island
  3. West Virginia
  4. New Mexico
  5. Oregon
  6. Ohio
  7. Nevada
  8. Kentucky
  9. Pennsylvania
  10. Alabama