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About 20% of all jobs posted at the start of 2022 were for remote work, according to WalletHub.

Even though life is gradually returning to normal, 25-35% of Americans are still working from home. If you’re part of this cohort, you should thank your lucky stars for being in Texas, as the state ranks among the best for remote workers, according to a new study.

Texas ranks as the 7th best state to live in for remote workers, according to research by WalletHub. The personal finance website cited the state’s high average home square footage and low cost of internet service as some of the reasons for the Lone Star State’s place in the top 10.

WalletHub’s list of top 10 states for working from home is as follows:

  1. New Jersey
  2. District of Colombia
  3. Delaware
  4. Connecticut
  5. Massachusetts
  6. Utah
  7. Texas
  8. Washington
  9. Maryland
  10. New York

WalletHub compiled the list using 12 key metrics, including the number of telecommuting jobs available and the average cost of living, with New Jersey taking the top spot. Meanwhile, Alaska was ranked as the worst state for remote workers.

Although Texas ranks high in some metrics, it was fairly average on the cost of electricity and household internet access, where it ranked #25 and #29, respectively.

According to WalletHub, 20% of all job postings were for remote work at the start of 2022.

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Maria D. Ervin