Time to celebrate once again Colorado.  We have been named by WalletHub.com as one of the hardest-working states in the entire country.

The rankings are based on 10 categories including average work hours, employment rate, unused vacation days, commute times, people with multiple jobs, and average amounts of leisure time.

This really was not a surprise to me at all, as the people I know all work very hard.  What was surprising to me was that not only in Colorado but across the country, we only use about 54% of our vacation time.  I make a point to use all of mine.  Maybe, I'm not one of the hardest working people in Colorado.  Here's the Top 10 of the hardest working, and laziest states in the country.

The 10 hardest-working states are:

  • North Dakota
  • Alaska
  • South Dakota
  • Texas
  • Nebraska
  • Hawaii
  • Wyoming
  • Colorado
  • Virginia
  • Maryland

The 10 least-hard working states are:

  • West Virginia
  • Rhode Island
  • New Mexico
  • Michigan
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Connecticut
  • New York
  • Illinois
  • Pennsylvania