We work pretty hard in Minnesota, don't we? Most people I grew up with have a good work ethic and a get-up-and-go attitude. I've pretty much been working various jobs nonstop since I turned 16 because that's how I was raised. But when it comes to being a hard worker, how does Minnesota do compared to the rest of the country?

According to a new list by WalletHub, we're doing pretty well - but there is room for improvement. Based on factors like employment rate, share of workers with multiple jobs, annual volunteer hours, and average leisure time spent per day, Minnesota ranked #17.

Alaska claimed the top spot as the hardest-working state in America (must be all that crab fishing), while Minnesota's neighbor state North Dakota took the #2 spot. Other states ahead of Minnesota are Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Texas, Colorado, Virginia, Kansas, Oklahoma, Maryland, Hawaii, Iowa, Vermont, and Idaho. We did at least beat Wisconsin, who came in at #19. Take that!

One thing I found in the study shows some pretty good news for parents: Minnesota was tied at #2 for the lowest idle youth rate in the country. It turns out that kids these days aren't lazy.

You can check out the full list here. Alright, everyone. Back to work!

Source: WalletHub

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