Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans were working an average of almost 1,800 hours per year. But with fewer people having jobs now, people are working less.

To coincide with this, the personal-finance website WalletHub has released its report on 2020's Hardest-Working States in America.

The website looked at all 50 states and used 10 key factors to determine where Americans work the hardest. Their data ranges from average work-week hours, to share of workers with multiple jobs, to annual volunteer hours per resident.

The list places North Dakota in the no. 1 slot, followed by Alaska at no. 2, Wyoming at no. 3, and Texas at no. 4. Then, on the other end, West Virginia is at no. 50, New Mexico at no. 49, and Rhode Island at no. 48.

Below is some additional info on how Texas ranked compared to other states.

How Hard Does Texas Work? (1=Best, 25=Avg.):

  • 4th – Avg. Workweek Hours
  • 14th – Avg. Commute Time
  • 26th – Employment Rate
  • 5th – Avg. Leisure Time Spent per Day

WalletHub includes how each state ranked in each category in their report, and also includes a Q&A with a panel of experts.

Read the full story about 2020's Hardest-Working States in America, as well as a YouTube video summarizing the study.