To assemble this vital study, WalletHub compared all 50 states with two primary dimensions: Direct Work Factors and Indirect Work Factors. Those two were broken into 10 weighted metrics, which were graded on a 100-point scale. These were added up to overall scores, and those scores were used to rank these United States. If you're curious, Direct Work Factors included things like Average Workweek Hours and Average Workweek Hours, and Indirect Work Factors included things like Share of Workers with Multiple Jobs and Average Leisure Time Spent per Day.
Alaska took the top spot overall, coming in at first for Highest Average Workweek Hours and fifth for Lowest Average Leisure Time Spent per Day. Considering the snow fact, plus the amount of time in the office, on the whole, this sounds like a pretty stressful situation. But on the other hand, YOU'RE NUMBER ONE!!! On the more relaxed end of the spectrum is Michigan, which had the fifth-lowest workweek hours and the fifth-highest average leisure time spent per day. If you're in Alaska, it'd probably be good to feel smug about how much harder you work than the folks in Michigan, but picking between them, we'd probably go with the bottom of the list.
Wherever your state landed on this ranking, it might be worth checking out this list of cities with the most jobs paying over 100K right now. Working can be rewarding, but getting paid a whole bunch of money is better.