Colorado ranks No. 7 on list of Top 10 best states to make a living in 2015

By: InnovatioNews Wednesday July 8, 2015 0 comments Tags: Forbes,


COLORADO -- A new report  published in Forbes ranks Colorado No. 7 on a list of Top 10 states to make a living in 2015.Colorado_logoUSE

The list was compiled by, which looked at average wages, taxes, cost-of-living, unemployment rate and safe working environments.

No points were awarded for scenic beauty, the Forbes article said.

The study drew on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, The Council for Community and Economic Research and the Tax Foundation, a D.C.-based think tank.

Washington, which held the top spot on the list last year, moved into second place as Texas changed places and moved to the No. 1 spot.

According to the study, the Top 10 states to make a living in 2015 are:

  • 1--Texas
  • 2--Washington
  • 3--Wyoming
  • 4--Virginia
  • 5--Illinois
  • 6--Michigan
  • 7--Colorado
  • 8--Ohio
  • 9--Delaware
  • 10--Utah

The 10 worst states for making a living in 2015, according to the study, are:

  • 1—Hawaii
  • 2—Oregon
  • 3—Maine
  • 4—West Virginia
  • 5—Vermont
  • 6—California
  • 7—Montana
  • 8—South Dakota
  • 9—Rhode island
  • 10--Connecticut

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