Texas is one of the hardest working States


On a list of the hardest working states Texas makes the top ten. The WalletHub survey considered lots of factors, including commute time and unused vacation time.

WalletHub's Jill Gonzalez says Texans put in a lot of hours.

"Texas is a hard working state; it ranks seventh hardest working."

Gonzalez says 52% of Americans don't use all of their vacation time. What's up with that?

"I think if you're an average employee, no matter where you are, realizing that you're leaving your vacation days unused is probably not the best news. They think that they won't look as dedicated to their job; they might get laid off; they might not get promoted; or simply, they can't keep up with their work."

The survey says Americans work harder than Germans, but not as hard as Mexicans. Gonzalez says they used a number of factors to rank the hardest working states.

"Average work week length; high employment rate; workers having multiple jobs; workers leaving vacation time unused."

Gonzalez says the hardest working state is Alaska, while Michigan ranks 50th.


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