Whenever there’s a list about strong growth, jobs, or quality of living, Texas ranks high. On Forbes “Best States to Make a Living” list for 2014, this remains true. Forbes’ ranked Texas as the #2 “Best States to Make a Living” thanks to our lack of a state tax, relatively low cost of living, and strong unemployment numbers. In 2013, Texas ranked #4 on the same list, getting beaten out by Colorado (#3) and Virginia (#2). This year, only Washington state ranks higher than Texas, a position they also held in 2013. In order to calculate the rankings, data was culled from various sources on each states average salary, employment rate, workplace conditions, and cost of living.
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