Michiganders are getting a bad rap when it comes to working hard in 2020.  According to a study by WalletHub, Michigan is 47th out of 50 when it comes to hard work.

The average American works about 1,780 hours a year, or about 34 hours a week.  This falls right in the middle of the pack when it comes to the average hours worked in countries across the globe, with WalletHub reporting Germans working about 390 hours fewer each year and Mexicans working about 360 more hours a year.

When it comes to which states work the hardest and the least hardest, the hard working spirit definitely favors states with lots of agriculture or natural resource harvesting.  Check out the 5 hardest-working and least hardest-working below.

The 5 Least Hardest-Working States In The U.S.

  1. West Virginia
  2. New Mexico
  3. Rhode Island
  4. Michigan
  5. Ohio

The 5 Hardest-Working States In The U.S.

  1. North Dakota
  2. Alaska
  3. Wyoming
  4. Texas
  5. Nebraska

The methodology used by WalletHub broke up the rankings into two key dimensions: Direct Work Factors and Indirect Work Factors.  Those key dimensions are further broken down into 10 different metrics that are weighted individually to determine the state's rankings.  You can read about their methodology here.

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