Have you ever wondered if "The Grass is Greener on the other side of the fence" for your professional life?  Well New Jersey, there is research that shows that you may be happier working elsewhere in the United States.

The HR technology company SelectSoftware Reviews created a ranking of all 50 states to find out where the happiest employees are in America.  In order to create their rankings, their researchers gathered data to measure factors such as:

-Annual wages
-On-the-job injuries
-Paid Time Off
-Employee quitting rates
-State labor laws
-Average weekly working hours
-Commute times
-General happiness scores in that state

Where Does New Jersey Rank on List of Unhappiest Workers in America

According to their research, the state of New Jersey is one of the Unhappiest States in America.  Even though The Garden State is ahead of its neighboring states of Pennsylvania (7th Unhappiest Employees State) and New York (5th Unhappiest Employees State), New Jersey still has among the high rates of employees quitting their jobs and highest rates of employee dissatisfaction with average weekly working hours.

The state of New York has the highest rates of injuries on the job and the longest commute times in the United States but they do have the third-highest average wages.  New Jersey has the highest average Household Income in the United States but is the third most expensive state for Household Expenses.

Based on the latest research, it appears that the high Cost of Living in the Northeast may be a contributing factor to the Unhappiness of their Employees in those states.  A big reason why New Jersey is the ninth on the list of the Most Unhappy Employees in the United States.

The final rankings by SelectSoftware Reviews have Alaska, Rhode Island, North Dakota, Colorado, and Minnesota as the Top Five States with the Happiest Employees. On the flipside, the Top Five States with the Unhappiest Employees are Georgia, Texas, Florida, South Carolina, and New York.

My conclusion from all this information is that being in a state with a high average annual income (New Jersey and New York) or a warm weather state (Georgia and Florida) does not make people happier to work there.

Sure, New Jersey residents may be unhappy with their jobs, but living in The Garden State has its benefits.  Here are some reasons why you should not move out of New Jersey:

Why You Should Never Move Out of New Jersey

People really like to hate one New Jersey, but the state is one the best states to live in.

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