Did Massachusetts Make the Top 10 List of Best States to Work From Home?

Did Massachusetts Make the Top 10 List of Best States to Work From Home?

Did you know the share of people working remotely tripled during the Covid-19 pandemic?

In 2021, 17.9% of U.S. employees primarily worked remotely, up from 5.7% in 2019, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

But that number is changing, thanks (or no thanks) to companies such as Disney, Amazon and JPMorgan Chase & Co. requiring employees to return to the office.

Some places, however, are mmore open to remote work than others  according to a new report from WalletHub

So what states are the best and worst for working from home?

You want to know, because working from home is the BEST.

First of all, no more commute!

Instead of spending hours in traffic or crammed into a crowded subway, you can roll out of bed and be at your desk in minutes. Plus, you get to skip the stress of rushing to get ready in the morning and can work in your pajamas if you want (just be sure to change before any video calls).

Speaking of video calls, you no longer have to worry about running into coworkers in the break room when you’re having a bad hair day.

Instead, you can turn off your camera and enjoy a cup of coffee in peace.

Plus, you can avoid those awkward elevator conversations where you’re forced to make small talk with someone you don’t know very well.

My GOD, how many times do you say hello to the same person in the hallway every day?

Let’s talk about the flexibility. Need to take your dog for a walk? No problem! Want to go to a mid-day yoga class? Go for it! You can structure your day in a way that works best for you, and as long as you get your work done, your boss probably won’t mind.

And let’s not forget about the food.

Instead of eating overpriced, unhealthy meals from the cafeteria or vending machine, you can make yourself a nutritious lunch in your own kitchen. Or not.

Plus, you can snack whenever you want.

You can make fish without getting the DEATH STARE from Lisa in HR.

Finally, there’s no denying the sheer comfort of working from home. You get to sit in your own chair, use your own computer, and control the temperature in your workspace. Plus, you can blast your favorite music or podcast without anyone complaining.

Sure, there are some downsides (like the temptation to nap or binge-watch Netflix), but overall, it’s a pretty sweet deal.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to make myself another cup of coffee.

So, did Massachusetts Make the Top 10 List of Best States to Work From Home?

Here’s the list:

  • 1. Delaware

    Working from home in Delaware can provide a more affordable cost of living and a quieter, less congested environment than some of the more bustling metropolitan areas, allowing for a better work-life balance.

  • 2. Utah

    Working from home in Utah means you can take a quick ski break on your lunch break without any awkward elevator conversations about how many gnarly pow-pow runs you hit this weekend.

  • 3. Maryland

    Working from home in Maryland means you can finally attend those mid-day crab feasts without worrying about getting Old Bay seasoning all over your work clothes.


  • 4. Connecticut

    Working from home in Connecticut means you can take your laptop out to the porch and pretend you’re in a quaint New England movie scene instead of staring at your co-worker’s cubicle wall.

  • 5. New Jersey

    Working from home in New Jersey means you can take a quick break to visit the beach and get a “Jersey Shore” tan without anyone judging you for your questionable fashion choices.

  • 6. District of Columbia

    If you can avoid the stressful and time-consuming commute in one of the busiest cities in the country, why not? It can save you money on transportation costs and give you more time to focus on your work or personal life.

  • 7. Georgia

    Working from home in Georgia means you can finally give in to your peach cobbler cravings without co-workers judging you for being on a first-name basis with the dessert delivery guy.

  • 8. Arizona

    Working from home in Arizona means you can save money on your electricity bill by relying on the natural heat of the sun and pretending you’re on a tropical vacation.

  • 9. Washington

    Working from home in Washington means you can make it to all your coffee breaks on time, without worrying about getting stuck behind tourists taking selfies with the Space Needle.

  • 10. Colorado

    Working from home in Colorado means you can fully embrace the “business on top, party on the bottom” dress code and wear your suit jacket with pajama pants while on a video call.

  • 11. Massachusetts

    Working from home in Massachusetts means you can finally indulge in your Dunkin’ Donuts addiction without feeling guilty about your co-workers judging you for your 5th cup of coffee before noon.

  • New Hampshire

    Working from home in New Hampshire means you can take your laptop outside and enjoy the fall foliage without worrying about your boss catching you not doing work.

  • 13. Tennessee

    Working from home in Tennessee means you can take a break to play a tune on your banjo without worrying about being kicked out of the office for “disturbing the peace”.

  • 14. Rhode Island

    Working from home in Rhode Island means you can take a quick break to visit the beach and get a “quahog” before the crowds of tourists arrive, and then pretend you’re a clammer who just went to work.


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