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Connecticut one of the worst states to make a living

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Connecticut is one of the worst states to make a living, according to a financial website.

The site said that while some states are booming when it comes to job openings, others are struggling with high unemployment.

It said the difference between living costs and local taxation can vary widely, making a dollar earned in some states not the same as one earned in another.

MoneyRates said it evaluated several factors to determine where workers had the best shot at a healthy paycheck.

It looked at average wages, state tax rates, cost of living, the unemployment rate and incidents of workplace illness, injuries and fatalities.

Connecticut ranked 41 out of all 50 states.

The average yearly income was $55,060, its state income tax average was $2,578.30, the unemployment rate was 6.3 percent and its workplace incidents per 100 workers was 4.1.

MoneyRates said like Rhode Island, Connecticut improved five spots on its list over the previous year. It cited the high unemployment rate as the reason it landed in the bottom 10.

The site also said that though the state had one of the highest average wages in the country, it wasn't not enough to make up for the cost of living.

Hawaii ranked last on the list. It was followed by Oregon.

The best state to work in, according to the website, was Texas where the average income may have been lower, but its state tax on average was $0.

To check out the complete list and methodology itself, click here.

To see a list, of the 10 worst state to make a living, click here.

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