Yeah, no, it really isn't a bad place to work from home in but it really isn't the best place either. About as middle of the pack as you can get, really.

Our friends at Wallet Hub dove in and found the best states to work from home in and Minnesota was ranked 26th out of the 50 states and DC. So, yeah, about right in the middle.

When the COVID-19 Pandemic started, many 'non-essential' businesses closed their buildings and employees were working from home. In fact, many employees are still working from home and will continue to do so as their new 'normal'. According to Wallet Hub, just 20% of all employed people whose jobs could be done from home actually worked from home all or most of the time.

"Prior to this pandemic, just 20% of all employed people whose jobs could be done from home actually worked from home all or most of the time. Now, that number has risen to 71%, with 54% saying they would want to continue working from home after the pandemic ends. However, people who are allowed to work from home may not always have the best environment for doing so. The best work-from-home conditions include low costs, reasonable comfort and a high level of security."

Wallet Hub looked across 12 key metrics to find out which state was the best when it comes to working from home including work environment, cost of internet, cybersecurity and more.

Minnesota, as we said, was 26th in the overall rankings including being ranking 19th in work environment and 40th in living environment.

Source: WalletHub

Deleware was #1, North Carolina was #2, and Georiga was #3. Alaska was #51, Hawaii was #30 and North Dakota was #49 to round out the bottom of the list, or the worst states to work from home in.

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