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This Is the Happiest State in the Union

Congratulations, Hawaii
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 10, 2018 8:41 AM CDT
Waikiki Beach in Honolulu.   (Dennis Oda/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)

(Newser) – It may be tough to measure happiness, but WalletHub took a crack at it by crunching data on 31 factors from depression to income in each state of the union. Your happiness winner is perhaps not a shocker: Hawaii. On the flip side, West Virginia fared worst. One big factor was "emotional and physical well-being," with Hawaii first and Arkansas last in that category; others were "work environment" (Utah first, Louisiana last), and "community and environment" (Idaho first, Alaska last). Read on for the top and bottom 10 overall states:

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