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WalletHub: New Jersey is the best state for working from home

NEW JERSEY – New Jersey is the best state for working from home, according to a study done by WalletHub.

With 20% of all professional jobs now being remote, the personal-finance website WalletHub Tuesday released its report on the best states for working from home.

To identify which states are most conducive to working from home, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 12 key metrics. The data set ranges from the share of workers working from home to internet cost and cybersecurity. We also considered factors like how large and how crowded homes are in the state. Together, these metrics show how feasible working from home is in terms of cost, comfort and safety.

Working from Home in New Jersey (1=Best, 25=Avg.):

  • 21st – Share of Population Working from Home
  • 11th – Share of Potential Telecommuters
  • 4th – Households’ Internet Access
  • 21st – Average Home Square Footage
  • 12th – Cybersecurity
  • 29th – Internet Cost

Source: WalletHub
Here are the top 5 best states to work from home: 
  1. New Jersey
  2. District of Columbia
  3. Delaware
  4. Connecticut
  5. Massachusetts

Here are the top 5 worst states to work from home:

  1. Alaska
  2. Mississippi
  3. Montana
  4. North Dakota
  5. Arkansas

For the full report, 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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