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    Each US State's Work-Life Balance Ranked, From Best To Worst

    Working 40-plus hours a week and braving a hellish commute? You're not alone.

    It may feel like you're always slogging away at work, but it turns out some states do better than others when it comes to work-life balance. To see how your state measures up, we've ranked the work-life balance in each state from best to worst.

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    To get this ranking, the American Work-Life Balance Index measured each US state using four factors:

    1. Average number of weekly hours worked over the past 12 months for workers ages 16 to 64, according to the United States Census Bureau.

    2. Average commute time in minutes, according to the United States Census Bureau.

    3. Average Glassdoor work-life balance review score of companies based in each state using a sample of 1,800 companies. (Glassdoor data was not available for Vermont, Wyoming, Hawaii, and Alaska, so the final score for these states was calculated using the other three factors.)

    4. The state’s rank on Gallup’s 2019 Well-Being Index on a scale of 1 (best) to 50 (worst).

    Based on these four factors, the American Work-Life Balance Index assigned each state a total score out of 10 possible points. 

    1. BEST: Utah

    Rock arch in Utah
    Tobiasjo / Getty Images

    Average hours worked/week: 37.3

    Average commute time (in minutes): 22.5

    Glassdoor work-life balance score: 4.03

    Gallup well-being rank (lower = better): 5

    🏆 TOTAL SCORE 🏆 : 9.12/10

    2. Vermont

    Person running in fall colors
    Redtea / Getty Images

    Average hours worked/week: 37.4

    Average commute time (in minutes): 24

    Glassdoor work-life balance score: N/A

    Gallup well-being rank (lower = better): 7

    🏆 TOTAL SCORE 🏆 : 8.43/10

    3. Montana

    High alpine lake surrounded by mountains
    Stellalevi / Getty Images

    Average hours worked/week: 38.4

    Average commute time (in minutes): 19.5

    Glassdoor work-life balance score: 3.7

    Gallup well-being rank (lower = better): 4

    🏆 TOTAL SCORE 🏆 : 8.23/10

    4. Wyoming

    Mountains coming out of grassy river area
    Benedek / Getty Images

    Average hours worked/week: 40.3

    Average commute time (in minutes): 19.1

    Glassdoor work-life balance score: N/A

    Gallup well-being rank (lower = better): 2

    🏆 TOTAL SCORE 🏆 : 7.62/10

    5. Maine

    Lighthouse on the coast of Maine
    Enzo Figueres / Getty Images

    Average hours worked/week: 38.4

    Average commute time (in minutes): 24.6

    Glassdoor work-life balance score: 4.05

    Gallup well-being rank (lower = better): 21

    🏆 TOTAL SCORE 🏆 : 7.57/10

    6. Nebraska

    Bridge into a Nebraska city
    John Coletti / Getty Images

    Average hours worked/week: 39.4

    Average commute time (in minutes): 19.5

    Glassdoor work-life balance score: 3.75

    Gallup well-being rank (lower = better): 18

    🏆 TOTAL SCORE 🏆 : 7.19/10

    7. North Dakota

    Mountains in the Badlands
    Peter Unger / Getty Images

    Average hours worked/week: 40.1

    Average commute time (in minutes): 17.9

    Glassdoor work-life balance score: 3.6

    Gallup well-being rank (lower = better): 10

    🏆 TOTAL SCORE 🏆 : 7.06/10

    8. Delaware

    House on the coast in Delaware
    Anthony Dezenzio / Getty Images/EyeEm

    Average hours worked/week: 38.1

    Average commute time (in minutes): 26.7

    Glassdoor work-life balance score: 3.63

    Gallup well-being rank (lower = better): 8

    🏆 TOTAL SCORE 🏆 : 7.04/10

    9. Iowa

    Corn being grown in rows
    David Papazian / Getty Images

    Average hours worked/week: 39

    Average commute time (in minutes): 19.8

    Glassdoor work-life balance score: 3.72

    Gallup well-being rank (lower = better): 26

    🏆 TOTAL SCORE 🏆 : 6.92/10

    10. Hawaii

    Coast of Hawaii
    Art Wager / Getty Images

    Average hours worked/week: 39

    Average commute time (in minutes): 28.1

    Glassdoor work-life balance score: N/A

    Gallup well-being rank (lower = better): 1

    🏆 TOTAL SCORE 🏆 : 6.91/10

    11. New Mexico

    River and hills in desert area
    Teresa Kopec / Getty Images

    Average hours worked/week: 38.3

    Average commute time (in minutes): 22.6

    Glassdoor work-life balance score: 3.8

    Gallup well-being rank (lower = better): 30

    🏆 TOTAL SCORE 🏆 : 6.9/10

    12. Minnesota

    City in Minnesota with green space
    Davel5957 / Getty Images

    Average hours worked/week: 38.2

    Average commute time (in minutes): 24.4

    Glassdoor work-life balance score: 3.52

    Gallup well-being rank (lower = better): 12

    🏆 TOTAL SCORE 🏆 : 6.87/10

    13. Oregon

    Water in Oregon at the base of a volcano
    Benedek / Getty Images

    Average hours worked/week: 37.8

    Average commute time (in minutes): 24.2

    Glassdoor work-life balance score: 3.69

    Gallup well-being rank (lower = better): 28

    🏆 TOTAL SCORE 🏆 : 6.77/10

    14. Idaho

    Mountains in the spring in Idaho
    Ron And Patty Thomas / Getty Images

    Average hours worked/week: 38.5

    Average commute time (in minutes): 21.5

    Glassdoor work-life balance score: 3.45

    Gallup well-being rank (lower = better): 22

    🏆 TOTAL SCORE 🏆 : 6.48/10

    15. Connecticut

    Boats on the water near the city
    Denistangneyjr / Getty Images

    Average hours worked/week: 37.9

    Average commute time (in minutes): 27

    Glassdoor work-life balance score: 3.51

    Gallup well-being rank (lower = better): 16

    🏆 TOTAL SCORE 🏆 : 6.46/10

    16. Alaska

    Kayak on the water in Alaska
    The Good Brigade / Getty Images

    Average hours worked/week: 41.6

    Average commute time (in minutes): 20.2

    Glassdoor work-life balance score: N/A

    Gallup well-being rank (lower = better): 3

    🏆 TOTAL SCORE 🏆 : 6.45/10

    17. Rhode Island

    Night image of a city in Rhode Island
    Shobeir Ansari / Getty Images

    Average hours worked/week: 37.4

    Average commute time (in minutes): 25.7

    Glassdoor work-life balance score: 3.47

    Gallup well-being rank (lower = better): 25

    🏆 TOTAL SCORE 🏆 : 6.37

    18. Wisconsin

    Little town near the woods
    Jamesbrey / Getty Images

    Average hours worked/week: 38.6

    Average commute time (in minutes): 22.7

    Glassdoor work-life balance score: 3.53

    Gallup well-being rank (lower = better): 24

    🏆 TOTAL SCORE 🏆 : 6.36/10

    19. Colorado

    People mountain biking on a trail in the mountains
    Michaelsvoboda / Getty Images

    Average hours worked/week: 39.1

    Average commute time (in minutes): 26.5

    Glassdoor work-life balance score: 3.48

    Gallup well-being rank (lower = better): 6

    🏆 TOTAL SCORE 🏆 : 6.29/10

    20. Washington

    Seattle with the mountains in the background
    Chinaface / Getty Images

    Average hours worked/week: 38.7

    Average commute time (in minutes): 28.8

    Glassdoor work-life balance score: 3.65

    Gallup well-being rank (lower = better): 13

    🏆 TOTAL SCORE 🏆 : 6.25/10

    21. California

    Alexander Spatari / Getty Images

    Average hours worked/week: 38.2

    Average commute time (in minutes): 30.7

    Glassdoor work-life balance score: 3.67

    Gallup well-being rank (lower = better): 14

    🏆 TOTAL SCORE 🏆 : 6.24/10

    22. Arizona

    Mountains at sunset
    Curt Apduhan / Getty Images

    Average hours worked/week: 38.7

    Average commute time (in minutes): 26.6

    Glassdoor work-life balance score: 3.53

    Gallup well-being rank (lower = better): 15

    🏆 TOTAL SCORE 🏆 : 6.18/10

    23. New Hampshire

    Colorful houses on the water in fall
    Denistangneyjr / Getty Images

    Average hours worked/week: 38.6

    Average commute time (in minutes): 28

    Glassdoor work-life balance score: 3.48

    Gallup well-being rank (lower = better): 11

    🏆 TOTAL SCORE 🏆 : 6.11/10

    24. Massachusetts

    Coastal town with boats in the harbor
    Denistangneyjr / Getty Images

    Average hours worked/week: 38

    Average commute time (in minutes): 31

    Glassdoor work-life balance score: 3.63

    Gallup well-being rank (lower = better): 17

    🏆 TOTAL SCORE 🏆 : 6.07/10

    25. South Dakota

    Mount Rushmore under a blue sky
    Darwin Fan / Getty Images

    Average hours worked/week: 39.9

    Average commute time (in minutes): 17.9

    Glassdoor work-life balance score: 3.1

    Gallup well-being rank (lower = better): 9

    🏆 TOTAL SCORE 🏆 : 6.02/10

    26. Kansas

    Town built on a waterway
    Joe Sohm / Getty Images/Collection Mix: Subjects RF

    Average hours worked/week: 39.2

    Average commute time (in minutes): 20

    Glassdoor work-life balance score: 3.48

    Gallup well-being rank (lower = better): 35

    🏆 TOTAL SCORE 🏆 : 5.8/10

    27. Michigan

    Michigan lake at sunset
    Wiltser / Getty Images

    Average hours worked/week: 38.2

    Average commute time (in minutes): 25.1

    Glassdoor work-life balance score: 3.52

    Gallup well-being rank (lower = better): 33

    🏆 TOTAL SCORE 🏆 : 5.49/10

    28. Mississippi

    Art Wager / Getty Images

    Average hours worked/week: 39.3

    Average commute time (in minutes): 25.1

    Glassdoor work-life balance score: 4

    Gallup well-being rank (lower = better): 47

    🏆 TOTAL SCORE 🏆 : 5.72/10

    29. Nevada

    Road to beautiful red rock formations
    Denistangneyjr / Getty Images

    Average hours worked/week: 38.9

    Average commute time (in minutes): 25.6

    Glassdoor work-life balance score: 3.39

    Gallup well-being rank (lower = better): 19

    🏆 TOTAL SCORE 🏆 : 5.7/10

    30. Indiana

    Night shot of a city in Indiana
    Davel5957 / Getty Images

    Average hours worked/week: 38.7

    Average commute time (in minutes): 24.2

    Glassdoor work-life balance score: 3.67

    Gallup well-being rank (lower = better): 41

    🏆 TOTAL SCORE 🏆 : 5.66/10

    31. Virginia

    bright orange fall trees
    Kelly Verdeck Photography / Getty Images

    Average hours worked/week: 39

    Average commute time (in minutes): 29.1

    Glassdoor work-life balance score: 3.68

    Gallup well-being rank (lower = better): 27

    🏆 TOTAL SCORE 🏆 : 5.47/10

    32. Missouri

    City built around waterways
    Davel5957 / Getty Images

    Average hours worked/week: 38.9

    Average commute time (in minutes): 24.3

    Glassdoor work-life balance score: 3.61

    Gallup well-being rank (lower = better): 40

    🏆 TOTAL SCORE 🏆 : 5.44/10

    33. Ohio

    City at night on the water
    Pgiam / Getty Images

    Average hours worked/week: 38.3

    Average commute time (in minutes): 24.3

    Glassdoor work-life balance score: 3.41

    Gallup well-being rank (lower = better): 38

    🏆 TOTAL SCORE 🏆 : 5.37/10

    34. Florida

    Coastal front alongside palm trees
    Alexander Spatari / Getty Images

    Average hours worked/week: 38.9

    Average commute time (in minutes): 28.4

    Glassdoor work-life balance score: 3.42

    Gallup well-being rank (lower = better): 20

    🏆 TOTAL SCORE 🏆 : 5.34/10

    35. Pennsylvania

    Small town in the hills in the fall
    Alex Potemkin / Getty Images

    Average hours worked/week: 38.7

    Average commute time (in minutes): 27.8

    Glassdoor work-life balance score: 3.47

    Gallup well-being rank (lower = better): 34

    🏆 TOTAL SCORE 🏆 : 5/10

    36. Georgia

    Colorful houses near a green park
    Daniela Duncan / Getty Images

    Average hours worked/week: 39.4

    Average commute time (in minutes): 29.3

    Glassdoor work-life balance score: 3.5

    Gallup well-being rank (lower = better): 23

    🏆 TOTAL SCORE 🏆 : 4.99/10

    37. Alabama

    Waterfall in the woods
    Veni / Getty Images

    Average hours worked/week: 39.2

    Average commute time (in minutes): 25.4

    Glassdoor work-life balance score: 3.6

    Gallup well-being rank (lower = better): 44

    🏆 TOTAL SCORE 🏆 : 4.92/10

    38. South Carolina

    Bridge crossing a river at sunset
    Kenwiedemann / Getty Images

    Average hours worked/week: 39.2

    Average commute time (in minutes): 26

    Glassdoor work-life balance score: 3.52

    Gallup well-being rank (lower = better): 39

    🏆 TOTAL SCORE 🏆 : 4.88/10

    39. Louisiana

    People kayaking in the bayou
    Wanderluster / Getty Images

    Average hours worked/week: 39.5

    Average commute time (in minutes): 26.6

    Glassdoor work-life balance score: 3.7

    Gallup well-being rank (lower = better): 43

    🏆 TOTAL SCORE 🏆 : 4.88/10

    40. New Jersey

    Ferrantraite / Getty Images

    Average hours worked/week: 38.6

    Average commute time (in minutes): 33.1

    Glassdoor work-life balance score: 3.65

    Gallup well-being rank (lower = better): 31

    🏆 TOTAL SCORE 🏆 : 4.87/10

    41. North Carolina

    Person looking toward a lighthouse near the coast
    Ferrantraite / Getty Images

    Average hours worked/week: 39

    Average commute time (in minutes): 25.7

    Glassdoor work-life balance score: 3.37

    Gallup well-being rank (lower = better): 36

    🏆 TOTAL SCORE 🏆 : 4.8/10

    42. Texas

    City sprawl in Texas
    Art Wager / Getty Images

    Average hours worked/week: 40

    Average commute time (in minutes): 27.2

    Glassdoor work-life balance score: 3.51

    Gallup well-being rank (lower = better): 29

    🏆 TOTAL SCORE 🏆 : 4.72/10

    43. Oklahoma

    City on a waterway at sunset
    Denistangneyjr / Getty Images

    Average hours worked/week: 39.9

    Average commute time (in minutes): 22.7

    Glassdoor work-life balance score: 3.49

    Gallup well-being rank (lower = better): 45

    🏆 TOTAL SCORE 🏆 : 4.62/10

    44. Kentucky

    Water surrounded by green woods
    Posnov / Getty Images

    Average hours worked/week: 39

    Average commute time (in minutes): 24.2

    Glassdoor work-life balance score: 3.43

    Gallup well-being rank (lower = better): 48

    🏆 TOTAL SCORE 🏆 : 4.61/10

    45. New York

    Person standing in the street in New York
    © Marco Bottigelli / Getty Images

    Average hours worked/week: 38.2

    Average commute time (in minutes): 34

    Glassdoor work-life balance score: 3.51

    Gallup well-being rank (lower = better): 37

    🏆 TOTAL SCORE 🏆 : 4.36/10

    46. Illinois

    River going through Chicago
    Mlenny / Getty Images

    Average hours worked/week: 38.7

    Average commute time (in minutes): 29.6

    Glassdoor work-life balance score: 3.43

    Gallup well-being rank (lower = better): 42

    🏆 TOTAL SCORE 🏆 : 4.29/10

    47. Arkansas

    Person stands on a rock outcropping among green forest
    Boogich / Getty Images

    Average hours worked/week: 39.3

    Average commute time (in minutes): 21.9

    Glassdoor work-life balance score: 3.23

    Gallup well-being rank (lower = better): 49

    🏆 TOTAL SCORE 🏆 : 4.26/10

    48. West Virginia

    Bridge over a waterway at fall
    Ali Majdfar / Getty Images

    Average hours worked/week: 39.3

    Average commute time (in minutes): 26.4

    Glassdoor work-life balance score: 3.5

    Gallup well-being rank (lower = better): 50

    🏆 TOTAL SCORE 🏆 : 4.21/10

    49. Maryland

    Boats on the water by the city
    Ron And Patty Thomas / Getty Images

    Average hours worked/week: 38.8

    Average commute time (in minutes): 33.7

    Glassdoor work-life balance score: 3.44

    Gallup well-being rank (lower = better): 32

    🏆 TOTAL SCORE 🏆 : 4.14/10

    50. WORST: Tennessee

    Neon lights of Tennessee
    © Nina Dietzel / Getty Images

    Average hours worked/week: 39.3

    Average commute time (in minutes): 25.9

    Glassdoor work-life balance score: 3.32

    Gallup well-being rank (lower = better): 46

    🏆 TOTAL SCORE 🏆 : 4.03/10

    How do you feel about your work-life balance? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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