(USATODAY) — We all want to make a good living, but the rat race doesn't provide the same course obstacles in every state. America's status quo now includes a painfully obvious split economy.
Some citizens are experiencing a rebound in prosperity, while others are dumbfounded by the use of "recovery" in headlines. Either way, location plays a major part in your personal finances.
The United States is a collection of mini-economies. MoneyRates.com recently analyzed every state to find where workers have the best or worst shot to make a good living, based on employment statistics and living expenses. The financial site evaluated the five key factors listed below.
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