New research from WalletHub shows that Alaska is the “hardest-working” state in America this year, with a “total score” of 68.54 out of 100.
WalletHub took a look at all 50 states in terms of “Indirect Work Factors” and “Direct Work Factors,” before breaking them down further in terms of 10 more and eventually giving state a score out of 100. The company used information from the U.S. Census Bureau, among many other sources.
The Top 10 “hardest-working states” in America
Did your state make the cut?
1) Alaska: total score of 68.54
2) North Dakota: total score of 66.19
3) Wyoming: total score of 61.73
4) South Dakota: total score of 61.41
5) Nebraska: total score of 60.97
6) New Hampshire: total score of 58.03
7) Texas: total score of 57.34
8) Colorado: total score of 54.98
9) Virginia: total score of 54.62
10) Kansas: total score of 53.97
On the opposite end of the spectrum, Michigan came in last place (#50) with a total score of 28.94.
How the states compare to each other
Some states are stronger than others in certain respects, according to the infographic: