CT ranked as 18th happiest state

Isaac Cain
September 12, 2017

Additionally, Vermont, West Virginia, Arkansas, Maine, and OR were all ranked as states with the highest share of adult depression whereas places like Hawaii, New Jersey, California, Illinois and NY ranked the lowest.

The rest of the tri-state trailed behind Jersey, with CT coming in at No. 18 and NY landing the No. 22 spot.

CT also fared well in at least one key metric, with the fifth-lowest suicide rate in the country.

Iowa, which made the list at no. 8, had one of the lowest long-term unemployment rates and Wisconsin, which followed immediately after, had one of the highest volunteer rates.

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The overall happiest states were Minnesota (No. 1), Utah (No. 2), Hawaii (No. 3), California (No. 4), and Nebraska (No. 5).

Illinoisans looking to live in the happiest state in the country won't have to travel far.

Oklahoma, Louisiana, Alabama, and Arkansas finish out the bottom five states, with some of the lowest safety ranks and sports participation rates.

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