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Report: West Virginia Listed as 2nd Worst State for Millenials

WEST VIRGINIA (WOWK) - A new study from WalletHub lists West Virginia as the second worst state for millenials.

With millennials today making up the largest generation in the U.S. workforce yet earning 20 percent less than Baby Boomers did at the same age, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018's Best & Worst States for Millennials.

In order to determine the most livable places for this generation, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 30 key metrics. The data set ranges from share of millennials to average monthly earnings for millennials to millennial unemployment rate.

The findings were determined on a scoring system based on 'Affordability' rank, 'Education and Health' rank, 'Quality of Life' rank, 'Economic Health' rank, and 'Civic Engagement' rank.

Best States for Millenials (ranked 1-51 including District of Columbia)

  1. District of Columbia
  2. North Dakota
  3. Minnesota
  4. Massachusetts
  5. Iowa

Other Results

  • 13th - Pennsylvania
  • 16th - Ohio
  • 20th - Virginia
  • 30th - Maryland
  • 35th - North Carolina
  • 40th - Kentucky
  • 50th - West Virginia
  • 51st - New Mexico

Millennial Stats in West Virginia (1=Best; 25=Avg.; 51=Worst):

  •  30th – % of Millennials Living with Parents
  •  50th – % of Millennials
  •  46th – Average Monthly Earnings for Millennials
  •  43rd – Millennial Unemployment Rate
  •  29th – % of Insured Millennials
  • 45th – % of Millennials with Depression
  • 19th - Affordability
  • 36th - Education and Health
  • 51st - Quality of Life
  • 51st - Economic Health
  • 49th - Civic Engagement

For a full report, check out WalletHub's report here.

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