Are you planning on moving in the near future? If so, you may want to stay clear of these 7 states. They have been dubbed with slow economic growth, increased high unemployment rates, and high uninsured rates, which are all of the ingredients for a non-prosperous future. If you already reside in one of these states and are finding your self struggling, it may be time to leave.
Mississippi: The first state you want to steer clear of is Mississippi. Mississippi has a higher than average unemployment rate, along with a high teen pregnancy rate, diabetes rate, and obesity rate. According to a Gallup survey, residents feel pessimistic about economic improvement.
Kentucky: Kentucky may be the home of the infamous Kentucky Fried Chicken empire, but struggling automobile and energy fuel industries have caused this state to struggle financially. The state also has a high obesity rate and many residents are uninsured.
Alabama: Another state with a high unemployment rate is Alabama. According to TheFiscalTimes.com, the state’s biggest metro areas, along with school districts, have filed for bankruptcy.
Tennessee: Tennessee is another state suffering from economic decline. According to the Tennessee Labor Department, manufacturing industries are expected to go down 1.5 percent each year for the next decade. The average income for a family will continue to fall.
New York: New York City is the financial Mecca of the nation, but the state of New York is far behind in job creation. The unaffordable high living standards in New York make it an unrealistic place to live.
New Jersey: The next least undesirable state is New Jersey. New Jersey has a high unemployment rate with little to no job creation. To top it off, New Jersey has some of the highest crime neighborhoods.
Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania has the 6th highest GDP in the nation because of the state’s coal and steel industries, but only 49 percent of residents have any faith in economic progress. This may be because 74 percent of Pennsylvanians are unemployed, according to TheFiscalTimes.com.
Let us hear from you. If you live in any of these states, tell us what you think. Should we make it our mission not to live here?
Written By: Jessica Williams