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REPORT courtesy of Wallet Hub:
With Independence Day right around the corner, the personal-finance website WalletHub wanted to get a sense of just how free Americans are feeling.

WalletHub today released its study of 2019’s Most Independent States, which measured how dependent Americans are on the government and other people for finances, their jobs and personal vices. You can find highlights from the report below.

2019’s Most Independent States
1 Utah 6 Wisconsin
2 Nebraska 7 South Dakota
3 Massachusetts 8 Virginia
4 Minnesota 9 Hawaii
5 Colorado 10 Kansas

Key Stats:

  • Montana has the lowest share of private industry workers employed by foreign-owned firms, at 1.9 percent. That’s 4.3 times lower than in New Jersey, the highest at 8.1 percent.
  • Pennsylvania has the lowest share of government workers (local, state and federal), at 10.4 percent. Alaska has the country’s highest share, at 25.2 percent.
  • New Hampshire has the lowest share of residents in poverty, at 8.1 percent – 2.7 times lower than in Mississippi (21.5 percent).

To view the full report and your state’s rank, please visit:
http://wallethub.com/edu/most-independent-states/36426/

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