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Oklahoma ranked among hardest-working states

By Chamber Staff / Inside OKC / September 18, 2020

Among all 50 states, Oklahoma ranked No. 6 for the hardest-working of 2019, according to personal financial website WalletHub.

To determine which state worked the hardest, WalletHub studied two factors: Direct work factors, such as average workweek hours, employment rate, share of workers leaving vacation time unused, households where no adults work and idle youth which comprises 16- to 24-year-olds who are neither in school nor working; and indirect work factors, such as average commute time, workers with multiple jobs, annual volunteer hours and average leisure time spent per day.

Each category used a metric based on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 being hardest-working.

Oklahoma earned a total score of 56.81 on the 100-point scale.

North Dakota finished as the hardest working state with a score of 72.85 while West Virginia was last at 30.04.

Hardest-Working States in the United States

Rank

State

Score

Direct Factors

Indirect Factors

1

North Dakota

72.85

1

40

2

Alaska

65.14

2

10

3

Wyoming

61.92

4

14

4

Texas

61.22

3

30

5

Nebraska

59.52

7

6

6

Oklahoma

56.81

5

24

7

Colorado

56.56

9

15

8

Virginia

56.40

11

7

9

Maryland

56.18

13

2

10

Hawaii

55.30

8

28

For a complete list of the hardest-working states in the United States, visit WalletHub.

 

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