Again, these rankings are based on each state's Compensation and Quality Factor, a proprietary metric based on these factors in each area:
- Average salary, according to figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
- Cost of living, based on data from C2ER.
- Employment rate, based on BLS data.
- Workplace conditions, based on the "Work Environment" component of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.
Here are all 50 U.S. states as ranked by their working conditions in the 2014 MoneyRates.com analysis:
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