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. The Glassdoor data for Alaska, Vermont, Wyoming, Hawaii and Alaska was not available so the final score was calculated using the three other 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.