Utah the Happiest State?

In a recent study released by the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research, measured which states are the happiest. So, did Utah make the list? In the rankings for the U.S. metropolitan areas with the highest reported happiness, one of the places might surprise you. Provo, Utah made the list as one of the happiest metropolitan areas. See the whole list below and be sure to read the full study here.

If you are looking to make the move to Utah, check out this great cost-of-living calculator.

According to the Forbes list, Utah is #8 for best places for business and careers. With the unemployment rate, as of December 2014, at 3.6% (compared to the national unemployment rate of 5.7%) it might come as no surprise that Utah is #30 in job growth.

U.S. metropolitan areas with the highest reported happiness:
  1. Charlottesville, VA
  2. Rochester, MN
  3. Lafayette, LA
  4. Naples, FL
  5. Baton Rouge, LA
  6. Flagstaff, AZ
  7. Shreveport, LA
  8. Houma, LA
  9. Corpus Christi, TX
  10. Provo, UT

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