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United States' worst places to make a living: The 10 worst states

Hawaii State Capitol
Hawaii State Capitol

There is now a list telling people the worst places to make a living in the United States. The list, “The Worst United States’ States to Make a Living,” was created by the web site which used data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Gallup-Health ways Well-Being Index, and C2ER. The data was used to analyze average salary, the cost of living, the employment rate, and conditions in the workplace for all 50 states in the country, according to Forbes on Monday. Crunching the data from all sources, the states were ranked in order – from top to bottom.

United States' Best States to Make a Living: Top 10

This year’s list of the United States’ worst states to make a living is topped with Hawaii being labeled with worst state of the 50 states. New York comes in at number two on the list which means, like Hawaii, in 2014 it is not a very good place to be or to move to if one is looking for employment. Following in third place is Mississippi with its poor unemployment rate and more.

The report says that most states have stayed in the same place on the list for a number of years. The survey’s author says that the rankings will hopefully help persons struggling to find employment or to pay their bills – and possibly even give them an idea as to where not to head to better their employment and financial situations if they are open to making a move, according to

The Worst States to Make a Living in 2014

  1. Hawaii
  2. New York
  3. Mississippi
  4. Rhode Island
  5. Connecticut
  6. Alaska
  7. Connecticut
  8. Arkansas
  9. New Jersey
  10. South Carolina

As for the state that is designated as the best state to make a living, Washington state is named as the best. Texas comes in as the second best. Minnesota is labeled the third best state to make a living in 2014.

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