Personal finance website WalletHub ranked Texas the seventh best state for working from home. To determine the ranking, WalletHub analyzed all 50 states and the District of Columbia across metrics such as share of workers working from home, share of potential telecommuters, cybersecurity, cost of electricity and internet, and size and features of homes.
WalletHub pointed to increased numbers of people working from home and an even larger amount who would be willing to work from home. “While more and more businesses are embracing work-from-home positions, 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,” said the WalletHub report.
Texas was tops among all the states for living environment and came in second for lowest internet cost. It ranked 19th for share of potential telecommuters, and 25th for both price of electricity and share of the population working from home.
In the overall rankings, New Jersey came in first, while Alaska came in last.