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Best and Worst States to Make a Living 2013: Full list
MoneyRates.com ^ | April 1, 2013 | Moneyrates

Posted on 04/03/2013 3:38:24 PM PDT by detective

Didn't see your state on the lists of Best States to Make a Living or Worst States to Make a Living? Find it below in the full 50-state rankings.

Again, these rankings are based on an analysis that considered: •Average wage and unemployment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics •Cost of living data from C2ER (formerly ACCRA) •State tax rate information from Tax-Rates.org •The Workplace Environment rankings from the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index poll

Going from best to worst, here is how all 50 U.S. states ranked for 2013:

(Excerpt) Read more at money-rates.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; US: Maryland; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: hawaii; income; jobs; washington
The 2nd best state is Virginia. Maryland ranks 26th. Both states share the same government based economy and yet Virginia ranks so much better than Maryland.
1 posted on 04/03/2013 3:38:24 PM PDT by detective
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To: detective

I visited NOVA a year ago.
It doesn’t look a bit like flyover country.

It looks like flyover country looked in 2007.

Our tax dollars do a lot for the beltway crew.


2 posted on 04/03/2013 3:40:36 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: detective

What I find interesting is North Dakota only ranks 17th.


3 posted on 04/03/2013 3:41:30 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: detective

Well I can’t say that I am suprised that my home state of Hawaii if dead last. It has been controlled by the DEMS since 1954.


4 posted on 04/03/2013 3:46:22 PM PDT by Jean2
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To: detective

#1 is Washington. Next!


5 posted on 04/03/2013 4:00:53 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Jean2

Doesn’t Hawaii also rank near the bottom in education, business climate and racism?


6 posted on 04/03/2013 4:03:04 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Cyber Liberty
there are two Washington states....the rich wet side...the leftist side...and the rest of the state including the drier central and eastern sections.....and the more conservative side as well....

I'm sure the bulk of govt employees in the Seattle area plus their Boeing unionists feel grand about everything since they get the bulk of tax dollars and tax benefits....

I like eastern Washington...rather live here because its stable...secure....decent....but we're not rolling in dough...

7 posted on 04/03/2013 4:07:30 PM PDT by cherry
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Doesn’t Hawaii also rank near the bottom in education, business climate and racism?

So much for Hawaii being "paradise."

8 posted on 04/03/2013 4:13:53 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Jyotishi

Heck yes!


9 posted on 04/03/2013 4:29:17 PM PDT by Jean2
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To: detective

It’s the entire approach that Government takes. You also might note that most of the PRODUCTIVE Government facilities are in Virginia, because that’s where the good techies are.

Maryland techies get paid significantly less even BEFORE the tax load, and, well, economics have caused migrations. . .


10 posted on 04/03/2013 4:31:45 PM PDT by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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To: detective

What is the ranking of the other seven states?


11 posted on 04/03/2013 4:45:18 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: detective

What happened to the other 7-8 states? (LOL)


12 posted on 04/03/2013 4:45:50 PM PDT by carriage_hill (The most insidious power the news media has, is the power to ignore.)
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To: Fiji Hill

>> Doesn’t Hawaii also rank near the bottom in education, business climate and racism?

> So much for Hawaii being “paradise.”

It’s a “paradise” for those who’ve already made their money and retired in Hawaii, for tourists and other beachgoers, surfers, swimmers, divers, hikers, etc., for “maternity visitors” from other countries giving birth to U.S. citizen children, for pakalolo growers and users — and for the homeless, of course. (I’m sure I forgot to list a few other groups.)


13 posted on 04/03/2013 5:56:55 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: detective; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ...

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


14 posted on 04/03/2013 7:43:52 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drag Me From Hell!)
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To: detective

Nice to see my state of Oklahoma ranked so high


15 posted on 04/04/2013 7:36:26 AM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: Cyber Liberty

But Washington also ranked #1 in people wanting to kill themselves. The rain is probably the number one reason, but it could also be the high level of drug use, or the fact that grunge won’t go away from the state like it has for the rest of humanity.


16 posted on 04/05/2013 6:49:35 AM PDT by Sensei Ern (FUBO)
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To: bigheadfred
Florida comes in just above Cali? I call BS.....
17 posted on 04/05/2013 6:52:53 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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