Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Hawai'i Free Press

Current Articles | Archives

Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Hawaii: Happiest Workers in America?
By News Release @ 11:29 PM :: 4806 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

Happiest Workers in America Infographic

Hawaii is the State With the Happiest Workers in America; D.C Has the Unhappiest

News Release from Sokanu Jan. 9, 2018,

LONDON,  -- Career discovery platform and career test experts Sokanu has released an infographic detailing the results of their survey of the happiest workers and jobs in America. Their 2017 survey about job satisfaction in America reached 150,000 people across 599 career paths to discover which industries offered workers the best and happiest future. And it turns out that where in the country you live and work is an equally important factor.

Hawaii claimed the top spot with the happiest workforce in America for the second year in a row, with Alaska (up six places from last year's survey) and Wyoming (up three places from last year's survey) rounding up the top three. New Mexico climbed 42 places to earn itself the fourth spot, with West Virginia falling three spaces to fifth place.

It seems that the East Coast is where the country's unhappiest workforce resides with 4 out of 5 of the least-satisfied states being from New England. Oregon made a debut in the bottom five falling 20 places to the 46th spot, with Rhode Island, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts following in 47th, 48th and 49th place respectively. Washington, D.C., was labelled the least-satisfied state, falling 12 places to the bottom spot.

Creativity was a big factor in job satisfaction — Video Game Producer, Film Director, Music Producer and Comedian were labelled as the happiest jobs in the country, along with Neurosurgeon.

Service-based location-dependent jobs such as Telemarketer, Store Clerk, Cashier, Janitor and Machine Feeder were rated as the nation's unhappiest jobs, signalling that passion-based creative jobs offer more job satisfaction than service-based jobs.

Spencer Thompson, CEO of Sokanu, said: "The results from this year's survey show a dramatic shift to passion-based careers where one has control over their work and a license to use their creativity in a way that allows them to make a living from their interests. The unhappiest jobs are those in the service industry where there is a lack of autonomy or variety in the work."

For more information and to view the full infographic, click here.

Links

TEXT "follow HawaiiFreePress" to 40404

Register to Vote

2aHawaii

Aloha Pregnancy Care Center

AntiPlanner

Antonio Gramsci Reading List

A Place for Women in Waipio

Ballotpedia Hawaii

Broken Trust

Build More Hawaiian Homes Working Group

Christian Homeschoolers of Hawaii

Cliff Slater's Second Opinion

DVids Hawaii

FIRE

Fix Oahu!

Frontline: The Fixers

Genetic Literacy Project

Grassroot Institute

Habele.org

Hawaii Aquarium Fish Report

Hawaii Aviation Preservation Society

Hawaii Catholic TV

Hawaii Christian Coalition

Hawaii Cigar Association

Hawaii ConCon Info

Hawaii Debt Clock

Hawaii Defense Foundation

Hawaii Family Forum

Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers United

Hawaii Farmer's Daughter

Hawaii Federation of Republican Women

Hawaii History Blog

Hawaii Jihadi Trial

Hawaii Legal News

Hawaii Legal Short-Term Rental Alliance

Hawaii Matters

Hawaii Military History

Hawaii's Partnership for Appropriate & Compassionate Care

Hawaii Public Charter School Network

Hawaii Rifle Association

Hawaii Shippers Council

Hawaii Together

HiFiCo

Hiram Fong Papers

Homeschool Legal Defense Hawaii

Honolulu Navy League

Honolulu Traffic

House Minority Blog

Imua TMT

Inouye-Kwock, NYT 1992

Inside the Nature Conservancy

Inverse Condemnation

July 4 in Hawaii

Land and Power in Hawaii

Lessons in Firearm Education

Lingle Years

Managed Care Matters -- Hawaii

MentalIllnessPolicy.org

Missile Defense Advocacy

MIS Veterans Hawaii

NAMI Hawaii

Natatorium.org

National Parents Org Hawaii

NFIB Hawaii News

NRA-ILA Hawaii

Obookiah

OHA Lies

Opt Out Today

Patients Rights Council Hawaii

Practical Policy Institute of Hawaii

Pritchett Cartoons

Pro-GMO Hawaii

RailRipoff.com

Rental by Owner Awareness Assn

Research Institute for Hawaii USA

Rick Hamada Show

RJ Rummel

School Choice in Hawaii

SenatorFong.com

Talking Tax

Tax Foundation of Hawaii

The Real Hanabusa

Time Out Honolulu

Trustee Akina KWO Columns

Waagey.org

West Maui Taxpayers Association

What Natalie Thinks

Whole Life Hawaii