The Hardest-Working and Laziest States in the U.S.

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In some places and professions, people pride themselves on putting in long hours on the job and never taking a vacation. Elsewhere, it’s more about getting the job done and getting out to play. In some economies, no matter what the attitude toward work, there are not enough jobs to go around.

In a recent study, WalletHub made an effort to quantify where Americans are working the hardest and where they choose to have — or end up with — a lot more slack in their schedules.

Using data from a variety of sources the site ranked the 50 U.S. states from hardest-working to most leisurely — factoring average hours worked, vacation hours taken, volunteer work, youth idleness, the number of workers with multiple jobs and more. Think your state is among the hardest-working? You may be surprised …

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