Iowans aren't afraid of hard work.

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Do you know that Americans in general are some of the most hardworking people on the planet? According to a report from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, the United States sits at the very near top of the globe for hours worked.

The average American works approximately 1,811 hours per year, according to reports. This is approximately 25% more than workers in the countries of France, Germany, and the UK.

Where does Iowa rank in one of the hardest working nations in the world?


Well, WalletHub was able to determine that and rank the rest of the states in the U.S. based off of multiple factors, which include average work week hours, employment rate, share of households where no adults work, idle youth, average commute time, leisure time spent per day, and so on.

According to this data, Iowa is in the top quarter of states on this list at a solid twelve.

The Hawkeye State falls in right Maryland at eleventh on the list and beats out Georgia at unlucky thirteenth place.


Here is the full list of the top ten most hardworking states in the country:

  1. North Dakota
  2. Alaska
  3. South Dakota
  4. Nebraska
  5. Wyoming
  6. Texas
  7. Virginia
  8. Colorado
  9. Kansas
  10. Hawaii

Here are the least hardworking states in the country:

  1. New Mexico
  2. New York
  3. West Virginia
  4. Michigan
  5. Connecticut
  6. Nevada
  7. Ohio
  8. Rhode Island
  9. Oregon
  10. Pennsylvania

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