According to CNBC’s “10 worst states to live and work in for 2023,” Alabama is tied with South Carolina for being the fourth worst.
The network based its findings based on measuring “quality of life issues including crime, health care, childcare and health care, as well as inclusive policies on discrimination and reproductive rights.”
CNBC said the Yellowhammer State is unhealthy, makes it hard to vote, doesn’t have enough protections for workers, and scores poorly when it comes to inclusiveness.
The study’s authors admitted their left-wing bias and abortion restrictions played a role in the rankings.
“Casting the widest possible net for workers means not turning anyone away,” the report said. “So we consider inclusiveness in state laws by measuring protections against discrimination, as well as voting rights. And with surveys showing a substantial percentage of women considering abortion restrictions when making a choice of where to live in the wake of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, reproductive rights are part of this year’s equation as well.”
Texas ranks at the top of the list, while Florida is 10th.
The only positive mentioned about Alabama is the state’s “air quality.”