Illinois Named One Of The Happiest States In The U.S.
You hope that people in their state are happy. Happy with their community, where they work, and that they are safe where they are. While you can't make everyone happy, making most people happy is a good thing.
A new list has come out from WalletHub showing which states are the happiest and which ones could be happier. Illinois is one of those happy states but things could be better to make it even happier.
Happiest States In America
To find out which states are the happiest, WalletHub compared all 50 states across three key dimensions:
- Emotional & Physical Well-Being
- Work Environment
- Community & Environment
They found that these are the top 5 happiest states:
5. Jew Jersey
Illinois In the Top 20 Happiest States
Cracking the top 20 states is Illinois. To be exact, Illinois landed at #17, according to WalletHub.
Illinois ranked 9th in the key dimension 'Emotional & Physical Well-Being'. The Land of Lincoln could definitely work on making people happier in Work Environment and Community & Environment.
Wisconsin & Iowa Not Far Behind
If you live in Illinois' neighboring states of Iowa and Wisconsin, you definitely aren't unhappy.
Wisconsin also cracked the top 20 happiest states by landing at #19.
Iowa didn't make it into the top 20 but landed just outside of there. Iowa was named as the 21st happiest state in the U.S.
Iowa is tied for having the fourth-lowest long-term unemployment rate which will make anyone happy. It also doesn't hurt that Iowa's housing cost is the lowest in the country, too.
See the full list of the happiest states here.