Do you wake up every morning feeling energized and excited for your workday without even having a sip of coffee? Or do you have to drag yourself out of bed after snoozing two alarms, only motivated by your countdown to Friday? It turns out, a big factor in determining where you fall along that spectrum is where you live.
After compiling data from more than 250,000 US workers, Sokanu, a career matching platform, discovered which states have the happiest and unhappiest employees. Coming in at the top of the list for most satisfied workers is — drumroll, please — Hawaii. Apparently being surrounded by sunshine and saltwater 24/7 is cause for happiness, which probably surprises nobody. The No. 2 and 3 spots, however, go to West Virginia and Maine, respectively.
Find out if you’re living in a state of happiness below:
Top 5 States With the Most Satisfied Workers
2. West Virginia
Bottom 5 States With the Least Satisfied Workers
46. New Mexico
49. Rhode Island
The 5 Most Satisfying Jobs
1. Film director
5. Video game designer
The 5 Least Satisfying Jobs
1. Debt collector
2. Postal service clerk
4. Lab technician