It’s no secret that the days of the nine-to-five job are over, with work constantly seeping into our personal time. Most Americans are struggling to achieve the perfect work-life balance, and according to a new report, where you live may affect whether or not you reach that ultimate goal.
Fit Small Business looked at eight categories that influence a state’s environment, and how that translates into a work life balance. Factors include:
- Residents' assessment of the quality of life – 15%
- Well-being index – 15%
- Residents' economic confidence – 15%
- Average hours worked per week - 12.5%
- Average earnings per week - 12.5%
- Mean commute time to work – 12.5%
- Cost of living – 10%
- Percent of residents who feel active and productive – 7.5%
Overall, the research finds that folks in Minnesota have the best shot at a good work-life balance, with several states in the Midwest, including Iowa, Nebraska, and the Dakotas, making the Top Ten.
Top Ten States for Work Life Balance
- North Dakota
- South Dakota
Source: Yahoo Finance