We're putting in the time and effort to get the job done.

America is a hard working nation. We work hard to put food on the table, but also we're making strides each day to achieve our dreams. According to WalletHub, we also put in a lot of hours of work each year. The credit site says Americans put in an average of 1,780 hours per year at the office.

Of course, there is a downside to all of this work.

WalletHub also reported that the average American only uses 54 percent of their allotted vacation time. Many believe that if they take time off, it will appear as if they aren't dedicated to their work or they fear they will fall behind. Trust me when I say this, you need to take your vacation. Do it for yourself, your family, and for your employer. They need you at the top of your game and vacation will recharge your batteries. Maybe my recent trip to Barcelona will inspire you.

With this information, WalletHub dove a little deeper and was able to determine which states are the hardest working in the nation.

They compared all 50 states to create a complete ranking and examined areas like workweek hours, number of workers with more than one job, volunteer hours, and more. Wyoming came in with a top 10 ranking. We landed at number seven on the list with some of the highest average workweek hours.

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