PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research has published a report on the happiest cities in the country, and there’s not one Pennsylvania or New Jersey city on the top 10.
Unfortunately, there are three on the other side of the list. The Scranton-Wilkes-Barre-Hazleton, Pa. area came in tenth, and Jersey City, NJ was ranked eighth. Erie, Pa. earned the fourth unhappiest spot.READ MORE: SEPTA Union Unanimously Approves Strike If Deal Isn't Reached
The paper, simply titled “Unhappy Cities,” was published last week and used life satisfaction information from a CDC survey and adjusted for various factors including age, sex, race and income.READ MORE: Double Shooting In Eastwick Kills 25-Year-Old Man, Wounds Pregnant Woman: Police
Philadelphia was ranked the 53rd unhappiest of 177 metro areas, but we can all console ourselves with the fact that New Yorkers are apparently miserable – the Big Apple was ranked the unhappiest city in the country.
On the other hand, perhaps we should take a hint from Lafayette, Louisiana, reportedly the happiest place in America. Or just Louisiana in general; all five of the happiest cities were in the Southern state.MORE NEWS: 'I Want To Go To Class': Philadelphia Students, Parents On Edge As Possible SEPTA Strike Could Force Virtual Learning
For more on the report, click here.
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