North Carolina Ranked The 2nd Best State for Working from Home

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With 71% of people whose jobs can be done remotely working from home all or most of the time during the COVID-19 pandemic, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on the Best States for Working from Home, in order to highlight which areas are thriving and which are struggling in this pandemic economy.

To identify which states are most conducive to working from home, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 12 key metrics. The data set ranges from the share of workers working from home before COVID-19 to internet cost and cybersecurity. We also considered factors like how large and how crowded homes are in the state. Together, these metrics show how feasible working from home is in terms of cost, comfort and safety.

North Carolina ranked #2 overall and South Carolina ranked #19 overall.

Best States for Remote Work

Overall Rank  State Total Score  Work Environment  Living Environment 
1 Delaware 65.51 4 22
2 North Carolina 63.91 8 12
3 Georgia 63.11 20 1
4 New Hampshire 62.98 7 44
5 Tennessee 62.69 12 3
6 Arizona 62.65 6 24
7 New Jersey 62.57 21 17
8 Texas 62.11 17 2
9 Utah 62.09 2 29
10 Oregon 60.98 10 30
11 Virginia 60.73 23 10
12 Colorado 60.50 1 47
12 Florida 60.50 5 26
14 South Dakota 60.24 27 20
15 Connecticut 60.14 13 35
16 Pennsylvania 59.95 9 43
17 Washington 59.66 16 21
18 Maryland 59.56 18 33
19 South Carolina 59.47 31 6
20 Idaho 59.37 22 9
21 Wisconsin 58.97 25 31
22 Ohio 58.41 26 15
23 Massachusetts 58.39 11 42
24 Nevada 58.23 14 19
25 Indiana 58.18 30 8
26 Minnesota 58.01 19 40
27 New York 57.80 39 11
28 Rhode Island 57.62 44 28
29 Louisiana 57.59 33 5
30 Kentucky 57.38 29 32
31 Alabama 57.12 34 4
32 California 57.05 15 36
33 Missouri 56.29 32 27
34 Michigan 55.99 36 39
35 Kansas 55.57 43 23
36 Illinois 55.41 24 41
37 Vermont 55.11 42 45
38 District of Columbia 55.01 3 50
39 Nebraska 54.96 49 13
40 Maine 53.77 28 48
41 Oklahoma 53.72 35 16
42 West Virginia 53.60 37 34
43 Iowa 53.49 38 46
44 New Mexico 52.74 41 38
45 Wyoming 52.71 40 37
46 Montana 51.76 46 25
47 Arkansas 50.41 47 18
48 Mississippi 50.00 48 7
49 North Dakota 49.61 51 14
50 Hawaii 45.70 45 51
51 Alaska 37.73 50 49

Note: With the exception of “Total Score,” all of the columns in the table above depict the relative rank of that state, where a rank of 1 represents the best conditions for that metric category.

Working from Home in North Carolina (1=Best, 25=Avg.):

  • 16th – Share of Population Working from Home (pre-COVID-19)
  • 28th – Share of Potential Telecommuters
  • 19th – Households’ Internet Access
  • 5th – Average Home Square Footage
  • 10th – Cybersecurity
  • 12th – Average Retail Price of Electricity

For the full report, please visit:
https://wallethub.com/edu/best-states-for-working-from-home/72801

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  1. It seems to me that when employees work remotely, efficiency can drop significantly. After all, there is no control and no teamwork. It is necessary to be able to adapt in a timely manner to the conditions that the pandemic brings us. And tools like smart technology for the office can help us do this. After all, joint efforts can achieve much greater results