Washington topped the list as America's best state to make a living in 2014, according to Forbes Magazine.
Washington took second place for two consecutive years before taking the number one spot this year.
"Though the 'Evergreen State' received slightly below-average marks for cost of living and unemployment, strong performance with regard to wages, state taxes, and work environment kept Washington on top once again," Forbes said.
Here is a rundown of the winners and losers.
The top 10 states to make a living:
6. North Dakota
The bottom 10 states to make a living:
2. New York
4. Rhode Island
9. New Jersey
10. South Carolina
To determine the Best And Worst States to Make a Living, personal finance site MoneyRates.com used data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, C2ER, and the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index to examine average salary, cost of living, employment rate, and workplace conditions for each state and generating the 50-slot ranking.