States With the Happiest and Unhappiest Workers (Infographic)

Do you live in a happy state?

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Are you happy at work? If you live in Hawaii, West Virginia or Maine, you probably answered "yes!" Pulling together data from more than 250,000 workers across the U.S., career discovery platform Sokanu uncovered the happiest and unhappiest states.

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The happiest people were found all across the country -- Hawaii, West Virginia, Maine, Nevada and Kansas take the cake for highest employee satisfaction states.

New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Washington, Rhode Island and Vermont came in at the bottom with the most unhappy employees.

These states better step up their game. Workplace satisfaction is fundamental to a person's overall wellbeing. People tend to shy away from employers or career paths that don't offer work-life balance.

Related: 7 Tips to Increase Employee Happiness and Productivity

Creative jobs such as film directors, athletes, DJs, choreographers and video game designers tend to have higher levels of satisfaction, compared to work as a debt collector, postal clerk, janitor or lab technician.

To find out what states foster the happiest and unhappiest employees, check out Sokanu's infographic below.

Rose Leadem
Rose Leadem is a freelance writer for Entrepreneur.com. 

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