This isn't necessarily news to Texans, but sometimes to get confirmation from an outside source. Texas is one of the hardest working states in the US according to WalletHub. Here's the full list breakdown.

  1. North Dakota
  2. Alaska
  3. Wyoming
  4. Texas
  5. Nebraska
  6. Oklahoma
  7. Colorado
  8. Virginia
  9. Maryland
  10. Hawaii
  11. South Dakota
  12. New Hampshire
  13. Kansas
  14. Georgia
  15. Tennessee
  16. Iowa
  17. Utah
  18. Minnesota
  19. Indiana
  20. South Carolina
  21. North Carolina
  22. Montana
  23. Lousisana
  24. Vermont
  25. Maine
  26. Delaware
  27. Wisconsin
  28. Arkansas
  29. Idaho
  30. Nevada
  31. Alabama
  32. California
  33. Missouri
  34. Washington
  35. Florida
  36. New Jersey
  37. Massachusetts
  38. Kentucky
  39. Pennsylvania
  40. Illinois
  41. Arizona
  42. Mississippi
  43. Oregon
  44. New York
  45. Connecticut
  46. Ohio
  47. Michigan
  48. Rhode Island
  49. New Mexico
  50. West Virginia

Here are the factors that were used to compile this list.

  • Average Workweek Hours
  • Employment Rate
  • Share of Households Where No Adults Work
  • Share of Workers Leaving Vacation Time Unused
  • Share of Engaged Workers
  • Idle Youth Rate

Some of the indirect factors they also used are:

  • Average Commute Time
  • Share of Workers with Multiple Jobs
  • Annual Volunteer Hours per Resident
  • Average Leisure Time Spent per Day

They also have a link to experts that you can ask questions. It's great to be one of the hardest working states, but overwork can cause a lot of issues for workers. They asked the experts 4 questions:

  1. In the current economic environment, do you believe wages will register a true increase or will people need to work extra or get a second job?
  2. What impact do you believe automatization will have on the American worker? How will new industrial developments, like 3D printing and machine learning, impact the productivity of the average worker? How about his/her income?
  3. Do you believe job conditions are on the rise in the U.S.? What measures should authorities undertake in order to better protect workers?
  4. As economic activity gradually resumes after the COVID-19 pandemic, what are the most important measures that can be taken to ensure workers’ safety?

You can CLICK HERE and head down a bit on the page to get to the expert answers.


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