We already knew this, am I right? When you think about Wyoming, you think of our heritage and it’s filled with people dating back a couple hundred years working their hands to the bones to have a piece of something, and we never lost that. So it’s no surprise that a survey from WalletHub would have us listed toward the top. 

That’s the only issue I have, we’re toward the top. Not number one. Here’s how they figured out the rankings: 

In order to determine where the hardest-working Americans live, WalletHub compared the 50 states across two key dimensions: “Direct Work Factors” and “Indirect Work Factors.” 

We evaluated those dimensions using ten key metrics, which are listed below with their corresponding weights. Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 representing the “hardest-working.” 

We then determined each state’s weighted average across all metrics to calculate its overall score and used the resulting scores to rank-order the states. 

But how did we rank? Well, we came in 3rd. I’ll take it, but, I think there’s room for discussing whether we should be a notch or two above. North Dakota took the top spot, followed by North Dakota. Around the Cowboy State, Nebraska slid in at #5 and Colorado made #7, so we’re in good company to show the rest of the slackers that the Mountain West is filled with a bunch of go getters. Do you think we should have been ranked a little higher? 

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