Government Technology reports that this week a Delaware firm, 24/7 Wall St, which focuses on producing online and financial news and opinions, released a study a ranking the best and worst run states in America. The report is titled, Best and Worst Run States in America - An Analysis of all 50. Government Technology reports:
The study, Best and Worst Run States in America — An Analysis of All 50, dissects a collection of data including each state’s debt per capita, the percentage of the state population without health insurance, the percentage of the population below the poverty line as well as unemployment rates and other statistical data. Washington, D.C., however, was not included in the study.
Comparing the states is a challenge, since every state is so different. The report was interesting to read as 24/7 dissects how they performed the analysis.
Comparing the 50 states can be a challenge because they are so different. Some states have abundant natural resources while others rely on service or innovation. State populations also can be more rural or more urban. Some had booming industries that are waning or that have disappeared altogether. Border states with large immigrant communities have populations that are growing rapidly. Many states in the Northeast are not growing at all. All of these factors affect the finances and the living conditions in a state.