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Delaware ranks the best; Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas are among the worst, according to a study.
October 27, 2005: 10:22 AM EDT

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - If you work in the state of Delaware, then you shouldn't be complaining about your job.

Delaware is the best working environment in terms of average pay, employment opportunities, employee benefits, percentage of low-income workers, fair treatment between genders and ability for employees to unionize, according to a report released Tuesday.

The Work Environment Index (WEI), developed by researchers at Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at the University of Massachusetts, evaluated worker climate on a state-by-state basis by looking at job opportunities, job quality and workplace fairness.

Other states at the top of the list were New Hampshire, Minnesota, Vermont and Iowa, while Texas, Arkansas, Utah and South Carolina were ranked among the lowest.

Louisiana was ranked last.

States ranking high on the list generally had faster economic growth and lower poverty rates, the study said.

To view the entire list from PERI, click here.

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