Best and Worst States to Make a Living

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Hawaii is a nice place to visit, but you wouldn't want to live there, according to MoneyRates.com, which has made a new list of the best and worst states for making a living, based on factors like wages, unemployment rates, taxes and the cost of living. Who knew that Illinois would look so good?

To come up with the numbers, MoneyRates.com calculated an adjusted average income for each state, your chances of finding a job according to unemployment rates, how much you would lose to state taxes and how much purchasing power that income would have based on the cost of living in that state. The average across all states was $35,960.