These Are the Biggest Slacking US States

North Dakota isn't one of them
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 31, 2020 9:19 AM CDT
These Are the Hardest-Working, Biggest Slacking US States
What kind of hours do you put in?   (Getty Images/Bignai)

(Newser) – Despite massive unemployment right now across the nation, WalletHub finds that Americans work pretty darn hard—whether it's because they want to, have to, or have the perception they have to. To find out which states really roll up their sleeves, the site looked at all 50 states across 10 key metrics involving both direct work factors—ie, the average number of hours in a workweek and the share of workers that don't touch their vacation time—and indirect ones, including how much time people put in volunteering and enjoying leisure activities. It turns out North Dakotans top the list, while West Virginia could use some motivation. Read on to see which other states have bragging rights when it comes to working hard:

  1. North Dakota
  2. Alaska
  3. Wyoming
  4. Texas
  5. Nebraska
  6. Oklahoma
  7. Colorado
  8. Virginia
  9. Maryland
  10. Hawaii
Read on for the states that don't work quite as hard.

  1. Arizona
  2. Mississippi
  3. Oregon
  4. New York
  5. Connecticut
  6. Ohio
  7. Michigan
  8. Rhode Island
  9. New Mexico
  10. West Virginia
See how other states fare here. (In these states, COVID-19 has hit jobs the hardest.)

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