New York is 25th in Survey of Best Remote Work States
New York State is the 25th best state for remote work, according to a report from WalletHub, a personal finance company that provides services to consumers.
The COVID-19 pandemic made working from home more regular and, for many, more enjoyable that companies around the country kept some form of at-home and in-office split once things became normal again. WalletHub used two metrics to rank the 50 states and the District of Columbia in order of best places to work from home. The two metrics included "Work Environment" and "Living Environment."
In a weighted scale of scoring, the company used several factors in determining a "Work Environment" such as the share of workers at home, potential telecommuters, internet access, and cybersecurity. A similar scale was used to determine "Living Environment" points, including categories such as electricity rates, internet costs, number of persons in a household, and the size of the home.
New York State scored right in the middle of the pack with a total score of 55.3, receiving 22 points for Work Environment and 34 for Living Environment.
Deleware ranked as the number one place to work at home, while Alaska ranked dead last.