The 10 Best And Worst States To Make A Living

Choosing a place to live where you can find good and highest paid work and stretch your paycheck to cover your costs can be real difficult. Help you out to determine the best and worst states for making a living in 2015 the personal finance site Money Rates used several data sources including the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ranking is based on five factors average wages, state tax rates, cost of living, unemployment rates, and incidents of workplace injuries.

Texas is the most famous and largest state of the United States of America and located in the south central part of the country. Texas has an area of 268,820 square miles and a growing population of over 26.9 million residents in July 2014. The “Lone Star” can be found on the Texan state flag and on the Texan state seal. Houston is the largest city in Texas and the fourth largest in the United States.

The 10 Best And Worst States To Make A Living

Best States to Make a Living 2015

Rank    State                 COL:    Average:  State Tax on Average: Unemployment: Work Incidents/100

                                      Index    Income         Income             Rate                 Workers

1      Texas                   92.4     $45,330           $0.00                 4.2                     2.7

2      Washington         104.1   $52,540           $0.00                 5.5                     4.9

3      Wyoming             92.7     $44,930           $0.00                 4.1                     3.5

4      Virginia                99.7     $50,750           $2,660.63          4.8                     2.9

5      Illinois                  96.3     $48,780           $1,749.56           6                       3.5

6      Michigan             90.9     $45,140           $1,918.45          5.4                     3.8

7      Colorado            102.2   $49,860           $2,308.52          4.2                     3.7

8      Delaware           103.1   $49,520           $2,361.86          4.5                      3

9      Ohio                   93.0     $43,900           $1,072.57          5.2                      3

10    Utah                   91.2     $43,550           $2,177.50          3.4                     3.4

Worst States to Make a Living 2015

Rank    State                 COL:    Average : State Tax on Average :Unemployment :Work Incidents/100

                                             Index           Income           Income                       Rate                 Workers

50           Hawaii                  170.8         $46,230                $3,073.77                  4.1                         3.8

49           Oregon                 128.5        $46,850                $3,981.50                  5.2                          4.1

48           Maine                   115.8        $42,140                $2,709.16                   4.7                          5.3

47           West Virginia       104.8        $37,880                $1,479.60                    7                            3.8

46           Vermont              123.6       $44,540                 $1,829.47                    3.6                          5.3

45           California             138.2       $53,890                $2,523.00                    6.3                           4

44           Montana             102.1       $39,880                 $2,208.72                     4                            4.8

43           South Dakotaa  101.3         $37,300                  $0.00                         3.6                         3.7

42           Rhode Island      123.3       $49,570                $1,858.88                    6.1                          3.7

41           Connecticut        134.7       $55,060                $2,578.30                   6.3                           4.1

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