Connecticut Ranks Within Top 5 in the Country for Best Work-From-Home States
A new nationwide study from Wallet Hub, indicates that Connecticut is one of the best states in America for working from home.
These are the Top 5:
1 - New Jersey
2 - Washington D.C.
3 - Delaware
4 - Connecticut
5 - Massachusetts
The Bottom 5 are:
47 - Arkansas
48 - North Dakota
49 - Montana
50 - Mississippi
51 - Alaska
There are 51 because the study counted the District of Columbia as its own state. Some say D.C. should be its own country, but that is a discussion for another day.
The study examined many factors like households with/without internet access, internet costs, electricity costs and number of individuals working from home. One of the most startling numbers to come out of this was the amount of workers who were able to continue doing their job from home post-COVID. Of the respondents who did work from home, more than half of them said they could continue to do so after the coronavirus outbreak.
But the Grand-daddy metric was the total number of Americans who work from home. Since the beginning of 2022, the study shows that more than 20% of American workers work from their home.
If you'd told me 20 years ago that many of us would be working from home , I'd say the future looks bright but we all know it's not that great. Those of us who've experienced working from home know that it's more difficult than we ever could have imagined.
Working from home is not all sweatpants and daytime TV, it's harder than going to the office. You're constantly distracted, you encounter tech problems and if you have kids, it can be nearly impossible to put in a full-day's work.
Furthermore, we could never have anticipated how much we'd all miss commuting to work. Now matter how agonizing our commute may have been, prior to COVID, it was a break. It was a chance to ease into the day with a cup of coffee. If you work from home, you know that buffer is gone. Many of us start working minutes after opening our eyes, and that is messed up.
Look, your home is a place to unwind and melt the day off. What is so special about our homes is that they belong to us, not our employers. This is supposed to be our comfy, happy place and inviting your co-workers in diminishes that, and can be very invasive.
P.S. If you look at the list, it's easy to see that states known for blue-collar work don't have many work-from-home opportunities.