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Georgia's Ranking on WalletHub's 2018 List of Hardest Working States


Most Americans  were not actually working Labor Day  working Labor Day, but there are millions of others that were on the job. WalletHub took a look at 2018’s Hardest Working States in America.

According to the personal finance website WalletHub, Americans put in an average of almost 1,800 hours per year and 52% of workers are not using all their available vacation time.

Analyst Jill Gonzalez says Georgia came in near the middle of the list at number 21.

“Georgia did best, again depending on how you look at it, in those direct worker factors,” according to Gonzalez. “So the work week is a little bit longer than the average work week, around 44 hours instead of that standard 40 hours. The employment rate is high, which I think is a good thing across the board. There are not a lot of households where no adult is working, then again there are a higher than average amount of workers leaving vacation time unused.”

Gonzalez says there was of course room for improvement.

“It could do a little bit better in those indirect work factors. The volunteer hours could be a little bit higher, not too many people are working multiple jobs and the average commute time, thanks to that Atlanta traffic, is a little bit longer than most other states."

Alaska was the most hardworking state at number one on the list, while Michigan was last at number 50.

American works more than 300 hours per year more than Germans work, but about 450 less than Mexicans do.

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