There’s no question that times are tough here in America. We are experiencing a 40-year-high inflation and while many feel the COVID-19 pandemic is over, the remnants of it still exist.
In fact, a recent American Psychiatric Association poll showed that 87% of Americans described themselves as either “anxious” or “very anxious” about inflation.
However, there are some places you can go where you might be happier, and according to the folks at the financial site WalletHub, the best place for that is Hawaii.
The 50th State topped the list of 2022’s Happiest States in America ranking based on 30 metrics like rates of depression and suicide, emotional and physical well-being, job satisfaction and job security. Data was culled from a collection of agencies, including the U.S. Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Maryland ranked second on the WalletHub ranking followed by Minnesota and Utah. New Jersey rounded out the top five.
According to WalletHub’s data, the least happiest state was West Virginia.
Let’s review the top five…