Americans are hard workers.
According to the World Economic Forum, the average American works an average of 1,780 hours per year. That’s about 425 hours per year more than Germans work, but about 370 less than Mexicans do. We work hard even when given the chance not to as the average American only uses 54% of their available vacation time.
So where in our nation are the hardest working Americans? To find out, the financial website WalletHub compared each of the 50 states across 10 key indicators ranging average workweek hours to share of workers with multiple jobs to annual volunteer hours per resident.
The hardest working state is North Dakota, followed by Alaska and South Dakota. The least hard working state on this list in West Virginia.
South Carolina finished 29th out of the 50 states, behind North Carolina at 22nd and Georgia at 17th, but ahead of Ohio which ranked 46th. Check out the complete state by state list here.