When the scores were tallied, Georgia came in third, with a 63.11 — that’s up from No. 5 last year. Although the Peach State ranked No. 20 for work environment, it was first in living environment.
Georgia also ranked:
16th – Share of population working from home before the pandemic
25th – Households’ internet access
2nd – Average home square footage
14th – Average retail price of electricity
10th – Median square footage per average number of people in a household
Delaware took the top spot in the ranking, with a score of 65.51, followed by North Carolina, Georgia, New Hampshire and Tennessee, in that order.
Alaska came in last place, with a score of just 37.73.
“One reason Alaska ranks lowest for working from home is that only around 68 percent of households have broadband internet access. In addition, Alaska has the fifth lowest share of potential telecommuters,” Gonzalez said. “On top of that, Alaska is the fourth lowest ranked state when it comes to cybersecurity and has the third highest cost of electricity in the nation. For many people, working from home in Alaska will be difficult, costly and risky.”