N.H. ranks in country's Top Ten for hardest-working states

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With Americans working an average of almost 1,800 hours per year and leaving around half of their paid time off unused, the personal-finance website WalletHub this week released its report on 2021's Hardest-Working States.
In order to determine where Americans work the hardest, WalletHub compared the 50 states across ten key metrics and found that New Hampshire is among the Top Ten hardest-working states. The data set ranges from average workweek hours to share of workers with multiple jobs to annual volunteer hours per resident.

Top 20 Hardest-Working States in America
1. Alaska 11. Maryland
2. North Dakota 12. Georgia
3. Nebraska 13. Colorado
4. South Dakota 14. Utah
5. Texas 15. Tennessee
6. Wyoming 16. Minnesota
7. Oklahoma 17. North Carolina
8. Virginia 18. Indiana
9. New Hampshire 19. Iowa
10. Kansas 20. Alabama

Key Stats

  • Alaska has the longest hours worked per week, 42, which is 14 percent longer than in Utah, the state with the shortest at 37.
  • New York has the longest average commute time, 34 minutes, which is two times longer than in South Dakota, the state with the shortest at 17 minutes.
  • Mississippi has the highest share of workers leaving vacation time unused, 34.70 percent, which is 1.6 times higher than in Ohio, the state with the lowest at 21.90 percent.
  • South Dakota has the highest share of workers with multiple jobs, 8.20 percent, which is 2.3 times higher than in New Mexico, the state with the lowest at 3.60 percent.

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