New Mexico Ranks Dead Last On List Of Hardest-Working States

By Ginny Reese

August 30, 2021

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America is a hard-working country. On average, Americans put in about 1,767 hours per year. That's about 435 more hours than German workers.

However, some Americans won't work as hard even when they're given the chance.

So which states have the hardest workers?

WalletHub released a list of the hardest-working states in America. To determine the list, the website compared the 50 states across 10 key indicators, including annual volunteer rate, employment rates, and average workweek hours.

New Mexico ranked dead last on the list. It was 46th overall for employment rate, tied for 45th overall for idle youth rate, 46th overall for direct work factors, and 46th overall for indirect work factors.

Here are the top 10 hardest-working states in America, according to WalletHub:

  1. Alaska
  2. North Dakota
  3. Nebraska
  4. South Dakota
  5. Texas
  6. Wyoming
  7. Oklahoma
  8. Virginia
  9. New Hampshire
  10. Kansas

Here are the bottom 10 states on the list:

  1. New Mexico
  2. West Virginia
  3. New York
  4. Connecticut
  5. Rhode Island
  6. Michigan
  7. Oregon
  8. Illinois
  9. New Jersey
  10. Massachusetts

Click here to see the full list.

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