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Report: CT ranked one of most independent states

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Study show Connecticut as 14th most independent states. (WalletHub) Study show Connecticut as 14th most independent states. (WalletHub)
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A new report shows Connecticut as one of the most independent states. 

The personal finance website WalletHub looked at "32 key indicators of independence in order to determine which states are most self-sustaining."

The report found that the top states were Colorado, Utah, Minnesota, New Hampshire and Wisconsin while Louisiana, Kentucky, Alaska, Mississippi and West Virginia were ranked the least independent. 

Connecticut was ranked 14th. Here's how Connecticut finished in the major categories: 

  • 4th – Median Debt per Income
  • 9th – Share of Adults Saving for Their Children’s College Education
  • 13th – Percentage of Workforce Employed by Federal/State/Local Government
  • 25th – Percentage of Jobs Supported by Exported Goods
  • 25th – Industry Variety
  • 4th – Percentage of Adults Who Smoke Every Day

For the full report, click here.

To see the 15 most independent states on your mobile device, click here

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