Job quality hurts Hawaii
BOSTON » Delaware ranked first and Louisiana last in a University of Massachusetts study that tried to measure where workers are treated best, based on factors including job opportunities, job quality and workplace fairness.
Rounding out the top five best states for workers were, respectively, New Hampshire, Minnesota, Vermont and Iowa. After Louisiana, the next-lowest states were Texas and Arkansas, along with three states that fared slightly better in a tie: Mississippi, South Carolina and Utah.
Hawaii tied with Massachusetts for 18th. The 50th state scored high in job opportunities, ranking ninth, but lost points for job quality and workplace fairness.