In Colorado, we play hard but we work even harder and we got the receipts to prove it.

A new report released by Wallethub ranks the hardest working states in America, and not surprisingly Colorado was ranked very highly.

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Colorado Bills Ain't Cheap

Despite being listed as one of the most affordable states in the country, most Coloradans will tell you that living in the Centennial state is not cheap.

Costs are rising every day and as the saying goes, "if you don't work, you don't eat!"

Therefore, in order to maintain a comfortable or even decent lifestyle, people in Colorado work hard at their jobs, apparently, a lot harder than the majority of the country even.

How Hard Colorado Works Compared to the Rest of America

Wallethub took a hard look at  “Direct Work Factors” and “Indirect Work Factors" across the U.S. in order to grade each state on a 100-point scale. The hardest-working states would have a higher score while the least hard-working states would demonstrate a lower score.

Grading factors included things such as the average workweek hours, to share of workers with multiple jobs, and even annual volunteer hours per resident.

Here's how the top 10 played out:

  1. North Dakota
  2. Alaska
  3. Nebraska
  4. South Dakota
  5.  Texas
  6. Virginia
  7. Oklahoma
  8. Kansas
  9. New Hampshire
  10. Wyoming

Colorado was ultimately ranked as the 12th hardest working state in the country with Georgia taking position number 11. While Colorado didn't make the top 10, the top 20 is still pretty good!

Is there a state in the top 10 that you believe Colorado should have beat?

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