West Virginia ranked third worst…
This article from Forbes says it all: http://www3.forbes.com/leadership/the-10-best-and-worst-states-to-make-a-living-in-2016/?utm_campaign=Best-And-Worst-States-To-Make-A-Living-2016&utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=referral
Using average wages, taxes, cost of living, unemployment rate, and incidents of workplace safety incidents (including illness, injuries, and deaths) for each state, this article ranked the best and worst places to make a living. Sorry to say WV did not fare well, something that can be fixed with tax reform, common sense reduction of regulations, decreasing the size of government, and cleaning up the corruption that is plaguing our state.
The study drew on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, The Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER), and D.C. think tank the Tax Foundation