Massachusetts Among Least Hardest-Working States, According To Study

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Massachusetts was found to be among the bottom 10, when it came to the hardest-working states in America, according to a new study.

WalletHub’s 2021 Hardest-Working States in America compared states based on 10 metrics:

  • Average Workweek Hours
  • Employment Rate
  • Share of Households Where No Adults Work
  • Share of Workers Leaving Vacation Time Unused
  • Share of Engaged Workers
  • Idle Youth (18-24)
  • Average Commute Time
  • Share of Workers With Multiple Jobs
  • Annual Volunteer Hours Per Resident
  • Average Leisure Time Spent Per Day

With all of these considered, the Bay State ended up in the bottom fifth of all states. A primary driving factor for the low placement was average workweek hours - the study found Massachusetts to have the fifth lowest in the nation.

Massachusetts wasn’t the only New England state among the bottom 10, Connecticut (47) and Rhode Island (46) also placed low on the list.

According to the study, New Mexico is the least-hardest working state in the nation, while Alaska has the hardest-working people overall.

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