The Best (and Worst) Places to Make a Living

money1 150x150 The Best (and Worst) Places to Make a LivingLooking for a job? You may want to consider moving to one of the top ten best states to make a living, reports CNN Money Watch.

Moneyrates.com recently found that the best places to make a living (the money you earn after tax and fixed expenses) are not necessarily the same as the best places to find a job. The states were ranked based on unemployment rates, average wages, tax rates, and the cost of living.

Based on the above criteria, the best states to make a living, including their average adjusted incomes, are:

1.) Illinois: $41,987
2.) Washington (state): $41,456
3.) Texas: $41,427
4.) Virginia: $41,120
5.) Delaware: $39,105
6.) Massachusetts: $38,665
7.) Georgia: $38,228
8.) Tennessee: $38,038
9.) Colorado: $38,020
10.) Minnesota: $37,721

The worst states include:

1.) Hawaii: $22,108
2.) Maine: $29,159
3.) Montana: $29,496
4.) California: $29,772
5.) Vermont: $29,986
6.) Oregon: $30,343
7.) Rhode Island: $30,612
8.) Mississippi: $30,953
9.) West Virginia: $31,357
10.) South Carolina: $31,636

To read the full article, visit http://moneywatch.bnet.com/saving-money/blog/devil-details/10-best-worst-states-to-make-a-living/4374/

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