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This Is the Worst State for Millennials

West Virginia fares the worst in WalletHub ranking
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 8, 2019 7:50 AM CDT

(Newser) – Some states are better than others for millennials. Specifically, Massachusetts is way better than West Virginia, according to WalletHub. Those two states came in first and last, respectively, in the website's ranking of millennial life. A whole slew of factors went into the rankings, including millennial employment figures, earnings, housing costs, the number of younger people in the state, and even the number of millennials still living with their parents. Read on for the top and bottom states:

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The top 10 states for millennials, along with the overall ranking out of 100:

  1. Massachusetts, 66.65
  2. District of Columbia, 66.04
  3. Washington state, 63.48
  4. Minnesota, 62.44
  5. Wisconsin, 61.78
  6. Colorado, 60.78
  7. Iowa, 60.42
  8. Utah, 57.82
  9. Pennsylvania, 57.33
  10. California, 56.72
Read on for the bottom 10:

The bottom 10 states for millennials:

  1. Alabama, 43.43
  2. South Carolina, 42.80
  3. Kentucky, 42.51
  4. Nevada, 42.41
  5. Arkansas, 39.71
  6. Louisiana, 39.17
  7. Oklahoma, 38.80
  8. Mississippi, 38.06
  9. New Mexico, 36.53
  10. West Virginia, 32.37
Click for the full rankings and methodology. (Read more millennials stories.)

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