The digital nomad life is a reality for many, and for those wondering which state to visit next or to move into, Utah is your best bet. According to a CareerCloud Report, where they analyzed employment data, job growth, and broadband access, Utah is the top remote-work friendly state in the U.S.
As the pandemic continues to increase remote work exponentially, more employees have decided to change their lifestyles. Instead of commuting for hours and working in a small cubicle, they’ve decided to move to other cities and work from home; or in coworking spaces.
Companies like Twitter, Facebook, and SalesForce are letting their employees choose whether to stay at home or go back to the office. Having this possibility has made thousands of workers rethink their lives and opt for a more flexible arrangement, packing up their things and moving to other states.
Utah, Colorado, and District of Columbia: The Best Remote Work States
CareerCloud did extensive research where they analyzed from the best to the worst states to live in the U.S. If you’re pursuing this flexible lifestyle the 5 best states to live in are:
- District of Columbia
And the 5 states you want to avoid as a remote worker (or digital nomad) are:
The report took into account three metrics: Employment per 1,000 jobs in a selection of remote-friendly jobs, projected growth rates in these jobs through 2028, and the percentage of people in each state with broadband at home.
Despite some companies wanting to return to the office, many others are excited to continue working 100% virtually, encouraging employees to look out for better living options. Analyzing these aspects and taking into account these states will help you thrive either working remotely or keeping up with your nomadic lifestyle.