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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - Connecticut is ranked among the happiest states in the country, a new survey found.

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The personal finance website WalletHub.com released its list of 2019's Happiest States in America.

Connecticut was 10th out of the 50 states.

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Check out the complete top 10 here.

WalletHub said it drew on factors like depression rate, sports participation and income growth. Twenty-eight other factors were also considered in the rankings.

Connecticut's factors contributed as follows:

  • 13th in percentage of depressed adults
  • 23rd in adequate-sleep rate
  • 5th in suicide rate
  • 8th in number of work hours
  • 28th in volunteer rate
  • 16th separation and divorce rate
  • 5th in safety

Source: WalletHub

The top 3 happiest states were Hawaii, Utah and Minnesota.

The bottom 3 unhappiest states were Alaska, Arkansas and West Virginia.

Check out the complete rankings and results on WalletHub's website here.

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I trust this reports data about as much as I trust Ned Lamont to balance a budget and get Connecticut out of debt.

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