The United States is a huge country. People imagine changing their lives by fleeing to Europe, but a simple move from New York to Los Angeles can make a big difference, let alone a jump from San Francisco to Idaho. Do your research before you start packing though, like learning whether you'll even be able to find a job in your new home. Luckily, WalletHub just put out a ranking of every state's economy that'll tell you which states are thriving, and which aren't.
For this study, WalletHub compared the Economic Activity, Economic Health, and Innovation Potential of all 50 states, plus D.C. It evaluated 28 smaller metrics for things like GDP growth, startup activity, and unemployment, and gave each category a score out of 100. Those numbers were combined into an overall score, which was then used to rank the states.