I think we can all agree that there has not been much to be to happy about in 2020. I mean between a pandemic, many tragic deaths, social unrest and economy issues, it's hard to look on the bright side. Not only that but 2020 is not only affecting all of us physical but also mentally as there has been a rise in mental health cases across the country. So is it even possible to have a ranking of the happiest states in 2020? According to WalletHub it is.

WalletHub has recently come out with their list of 2020's Happiest States in America comparing key components including mental health, unemployment, safety and even coronavirus restrictions and cases. Where did Iowa end up on the list? Well, Iowa has been named 2020's 8th happiest state in America. Apparently we aren't as depressed as some think!

Here is where we ranked in some of the key factors: (1= Happiest)

14th – % of Depressed Adults

12th – Adequate-Sleep Rate

25th – Suicide Rate

3rd – Lowest Long-Term Unemployment Rate

27th – Number of Work Hours

4th – Highest Volunteer Rate

8th – Separation & Divorce Rate

6th – Safety

4th – WalletHub “States with the Fewest Coronavirus Restrictions” Score

Remember to find the small joys every day!

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