WASHINGTON – Texas is the fifth hardest-working state in the country, according to a WalletHub study.
The Lone Star State ranks fifth in direct work factors and 33rd in indirect work factors.
Direct work factors include average workweek hours, employment rate, share of households with no working adults, share of workers with unused vacation, share of engaged workers, and idle youth rate. Texas has the fourth-highest average workweek hours.
Indirect work factors are average commute time, share of workers with multiple jobs, annual volunteer hours per resident, and average leisure time spent daily.
The top four hardest-working states are North Dakota, Alaska, Nebraska, and South Dakota.
Earlier this year, four Texas cities (Irving, Austin, Plano, and Dallas) landed on WalletHub’s list of the hardest-working cities nationally.
The Texas Real Estate Research Center has a wealth of economic information online for free.