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WalletHub: New Jersey is 2023’s 5th happiest state in America

NEW JERSEY – New Jersey is 2023’s 5th happiest state in America, according to a study done by WalletHub.

With 50% of Americans saying they are “very satisfied” with the way their personal life is going, the personal-finance website WalletHub Tuesday released its report on 2023’s Happiest States in America.

To determine where Americans have the highest satisfaction with life, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 30 key indicators of happiness.

The data set ranges from the depression rate and the share of adults feeling productive to income growth and the unemployment rate.

Happiness in New Jersey (1=Happiest; 25=Avg.):

  • 12th – % of Depressed Adults
  • 25th – Adequate-Sleep Rate
  • 1st – Suicide Rate
  • 16th – Number of Work Hours
  • 3rd – Separation & Divorce Rate
  • 15th – Safety
  • 13th – Share of Adults Feeling Active & Productive

Source: WalletHub

Here are the top 5 happiest states:

  1. Utah
  2. Hawaii
  3. Maryland
  4. Minnesota
  5. New Jersey

Here are the top 5 least happiest states:

  1. West Virginia
  2. Louisiana
  3. Tennessee
  4. Arkansas
  5. Kentucky

To see the full list, click here.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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