Virginia was deemed the fourth best state in the union to make a living. Virginia moved up 3 spots from last year’s list. Job growth in Alexandria and the Northern Virgina area undoubtedly was a factor in making Virginia one of the top states.
MoneyRates conduct the survey every year of the best and worst states to make a living. The factors they use in determining the best and worst are:
- Average wages.
- State tax rates.
- Cost of living.
- The unemployment rate.
- Incidents of workplace illness, injuries and fatalities.
Texas took over the top spot as the best place in the country to make a living. Hawaii was the worst.
Click on the MoneyRates link for the detailed methodology for determining the best and worst states to make a living for all 50 states.