The Unhappiest States In America, Ranked

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Everyone loves to complain about their home state — the weather, the jobs market, the taxes — but some unhappy residents have way more ammunition than others.

The personal finance site WalletHub maintains a list of the Happiest States in America1, based on numerous factors across three categories: “emotional and physical well-being,” “work environment” and “community and environment.”

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It probably comes as no surprise that the gorgeous island state of Hawaii got the highest total happiness score, but you might not be able to predict some of the most miserable states languishing at the bottom of the list.