2021-09-08 06:01

2021-09-08 06:01

Alaska is the hardest working state in the United States
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Alaskans, followed by North Dakota and Nebraska, are among the most employed people in America. At the bottom of the list are New York, West Virginia, and finally New Mexico, according to a study by WalletHub.

“But you can work hard without overdoing it. Hard work is the key to success, and people in some states understand this better than others,” personal finance website WalletHub noted.

To determine where Americans work the hardest Comparing 50 states on 10 key indicators. Starting from the average working time per week, passing through the percentage of employees working in several jobs, to the number of volunteer hours per person.

Included the top ten of the most serious workers, among others the population South Dakota, Texas and Wyoming. At the bottom of the ladder are, among others, New Jersey, Illinois, and Connecticut. Slightly higher, at number 39, ca.

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Americans are working hard, according to the World Economic Forum. In 2021, they devoted an average of 1,767 hours to work. This is 435 hours more per year than the work of the Germans, but 357 hours less than the Mexicans.

Even when they have the opportunity to not work that hard, many Americans won’t. They only use about half of their vacation days in a typical year, but during the COVID-19 pandemic, they’re missing out on more than usual,” WalletHub stressed.

He explained that apart from the pandemic, there are many reasons why employees are postponing paid leave until later. Some fear that if they go on vacation they will appear less committed to the company than others, and risk layoffs. Others still worry about the backlog or fear that without them the normal course of business will not be able to function.

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The United States is one of the few highly developed countries where there is no legal obligation to grant leave and other days off from work. This is especially true for small businesses, the majority in America.

Quoting WalletHub, Ioan Marinescu, a professor in the School of Social Policy and Practice at the University of Pennsylvania, estimated that wages in the US will continue to rise as long as the number of applicants is less than the number of job vacancies.

“After a while, companies will adjust and wages will remain higher, but they will not rise anymore. With the Delta option, there is a risk that job growth will slow significantly, and then wages will stop rising,” Marinescu predicts.

From New York, Andrei Dobroolsky (PAP)

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