We all need to work to earn a living. We all need some down time to rest, relax, and recover. So which U.S. states offer the best work-life balance?
According to an article written by Assaf and posted on SolitaireBliss.com, they analyzed the data provided by the 2021 American Time Use Survey. Per Assaf’s article: “To qualify, respondents had to be employed, report time working, and have been interviewed about weekday activities. States with five or fewer respondents—Alaska, Delaware, and South Dakota—were disqualified.”
To determine the average number of hours people in a state spent working, surveyors gathered information such as the amount of time spent at the job, but also the time spent working from home, and travel time to and from work.
To determine the average number of hour respondents spent on leisure activities, surveyors gathered information on relaxing, socializing, playing sports, exercising, recreational activities, and the time spent traveling to and from social and sporting events.
Once they came up with the average number of hours worked by the respondents in a state, they divided that figure by the average number of hours spent doing leisure activities to come up with a final “Work-to-Leisure Ratio.” And, that’s how they finalized the rankings for states with the best work-life balance.
Incidentally, although the number of hours we sleep was not included in the “Work-to-Leisure Ratio” rankings, they did determine that respondents in most states surveyed reported getting eight or more hours of sleep per night. Do you think some respondents lied on that topic? If you would like to review the full report on SolitaireBliss.com, CLICK HERE.
I know you can’t wait to find out if our home state of Nevada ended up in the top five, so let’s see the results!
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Larry Martino is the long-time Afternoon Drive personality on 96.3 KKLZ. The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of Larry Martino and not necessarily those of Beasley Media Group, LLC.