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

1. Alaska

Fishermen on a boat in Homer
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Industrious Alaskans worked the most hours per week of all, and they reported having less leisure time per day than most Americans. But Alaska’s picture is complex. The state’s rate of employed workers is the lowest of any state. Also, WalletHub looked at data on “idle” youth — residents ages 16-24 who aren’t in school and aren’t working — and found, by that measure, Alaskan youths are among the most idle of any in the U.S., WalletHub says.

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