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Maryland ranks fourth best for working from home

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Maryland is the fourth best state for working from home, according to a new study.

WalletHub, a financial website, released the “Best States for Home Office” study on Monday.

Maryland received a score of 63.59 out of 100 based on 12 measurements categorized into work environment and home environment. The study compared all 50 states and the District of Columbia and gave each a weighted score.

Factors considered in the work environment category include the percentage of people currently working from home, the number of people working in jobs that favor telecommuting, the percentage of households with access to internet services and the number of cybercrime victims per capita.

The five states with the most telecommuters are New Jersey, Utah, Delaware, Maryland and the District of Columbia (DC). The states with the least favorable conditions for working from home are South Dakota, Wyoming, Arkansas, Montana and Alaska.

Data used in this study was collected from the US Census Bureau, Global Workplace Analytics, HighSpeedInternet.com, Internet Crime Complaint Center, Wakefield Research, US Energy Information Administration, BroadbandNow, Allconnect, American Home Shield Corporation, and Zillow.

Click here to see WalletHub's full methodology and state-by-state rankings.