Where Does Iowa Rank Among 2020’s Happiest States?
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!