The top 10 worst states to live and work in are all led by Republicans. CNBC said it. Rankings are based on a quality of life assessment that includes crime, health care, childcare and health care, and inclusion.

CNBC’s Top 10 States Worst States to Live and Work In Are All Republican-Led

Key Points

  • A critical nationwide worker shortage has companies locating and expanding in places where workers want to live, but culture war politics are complicating the equation.
  • CNBC’s annual ranking of state business climates considers Life, Health and Inclusion as one of ten categories of competitiveness.
  • The study measures quality of life issues including crime, health care, childcare and health care, as well as inclusive policies on discrimination and reproductive rights.