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Is Texas One of the Hardest-Working States? Find Out Where We Ranked

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WalletHub is the personal finance website that brought us studies such as 2019’s Most & Least Stressed Cities in America. Now they’ve recently finished this year’s report on the hardest-working states in America, and Texas ranked among the top five!

With the completion of 2019’s Hardest-Working States in America, WalletHub announced those states in which employees have put in hundreds of hours over and above others, are dedicated to their jobs and happy in them, and who sometimes work multiple jobs to pay the bills. We always knew that Texas was one of the hardest working states, but now we have the proof!

Is Texas One of the Hardest-Working States? Find Out Where We Ranked

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Comparing such indirect work factors as annual volunteer hours per capita, average time spent commuting, and average amount of leisure time taken each day, the WalletHub study compared each of the states against its integral components of data. The metrics also included the direct work factors noted above, and after everything was tallied, Texas ranked fourth! Within the top 10 hardest working states in America, North Dakota, Alaska, and South Dakota ranked ahead of the Lone Star State. Nebraska, Hawaii, Wyoming, Colorado, Virginia, and Maryland rounded out the top 10.

Is Texas One of the Hardest-Working States? Find Out Where We Ranked

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Although it’s great to be recognized, working harder isn’t necessarily the best thing. Our work life can affect the balance we often strive to achieve happiness. A 2017 Glassdoor report revealed the average employee in America had only made use of 54 percent of their allotted vacation time in the year leading up to the survey. Forfeiting that time could lead to job frustration, anxiety, and burnout. A University of Phoenix study indicated that over half of the employees in our country suffer from work burnout, which can result from heavy workload, low workplace satisfaction, job-related stress, and a lack of appreciation, among other factors. Finding that balance in Texas includes not only being a hard-working and dedicated employee, but also taking time for yourself and your personal pursuits. For the full WalletHub results on the hardest working states in America, visit the link available here.