Utah – Happiest State in the US?

by Marianne Sorensen

MSN.com (content provided by Forbes.com) reports that in a recent survey by Gallup, Utah earned the highest marks for being a happy place to live, being rated on factors such as residents enjoying their jobs, deep optimism about future prospects and staying healthy. Hawaii ranked second, followed by Wyoming, Colorado and Minnesota. West Virginia ranked last, and manufacturing-reliant states like Michigan and Ohio also landed in the bottom 10.

The article states that one major factor for Utah’s strong performance might be its unemployment rate: When last reported in January, it was 4.6 percent, compared to a national rate of 7.6 percent.

What do you think makes Utah such a happy place?

To read the full article, go to http://health.msn.com/health-topics/articlepage.aspx?cp-documentid=100234481&GT1=31036

Updated: Utah Ranks As Happiest State In America, West Virginia Named Least Joyful

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