Louisiana has the Hardest Working Population in the U.S., While Nevada Workers Rank Among Lowest for Weekday Work Hours and Among Highest for Weekend Work Hours
SAN LEANDRO, Calif. – Nov. 5, 2015 – TriNet (NYSE: TNET), a leading cloud-based provider of HR services, today announced the findings of its October 2015 SMBeat®, a monthly analysis of small and midsize business (SMB) employment and human capital economic indicators. October’s report features a comparison between the activities of full-time working millennials and workers nearing retirement age, as well as trends in work habits by state. The TriNet SMBeat, which focuses on geographic and industry trends on a national scale, also shows increased employment stability and positive growth in major industries.
According to the report, in 2014 millennials spent a significant part of their free time on personal care activities – which, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), includes such activities as sleeping, grooming, health-related self-care and personal activities – while baby boomers work more after 6 p.m. than employees of any other age group, clocking an average of 1.78 hours of evening work per weekday.
Additionally, the report ranked the states with the populations who worked the most hours and those whose populations worked the least.
Here are the top–ranking states for the most average hours worked on weekdays in 2014:
Here are the top-ranking states for the fewest average hours worked on weekdays in 20142:
Below are some additional key findings of the October 2015 TriNet SMBeat report. All data related to employment growth and losses are sourced from the TriNet population of more than 12,000 clients and over 314,000 worksite employees in the U.S. Information on weekday and weekend work, as well as leisure activities, comes from the BLS.
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 All data presented are generated from the Bureau of Labor Statistics American Time Use Survey multi-year data files for years 2003 to 2014.
 Average number of hours worked per day in parentheses.
 As of September 30, 2015. Data is sourced from full-time and salaried employees of TriNet clients, whom we refer to as worksite employees.
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