BALTIMORE, MD—With 50% of Americans saying they are “very satisfied” with the way their personal life is going, the personal-finance website WalletHub this week released its report on 2023’s Happiest States in America.
Maryland came in at No. 3 on the list. Utah was ranked at No. 1 while Hawaii placed at No. 2. West Virginia was at the bottom of the list.
To determine where Americans have the highest satisfaction with life, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 30 key indicators of happiness. The data set ranges from the depression rate and the share of adults feeling productive to income growth and the unemployment rate.
Happiness in Maryland (1=Happiest; 25=Avg.):
- 4th – % of Depressed Adults
- 4th – Suicide Rate
- 24th – % of Civilian Labor Force Unemployed 15 Weeks or Longer
- 24th – Number of Work Hours
- 29th – Volunteer Rate
- 17th – Separation & Divorce Rate
- 18th – Safety
- 22nd – Share of Adults Feeling Active & Productive
The full report can be viewed here at WalletHub.
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