Louisiana was the 39th happiest state, or the 11th least happy, in the country, according to a report that looked at 26 key measures including emotional health, income levels and sports participation.
WalletHub’s 2014 Most & Least Happy States in America found that Louisiana tied for 50th in a measurement of making online personal expressions of happiness. Louisiana also had the worst levels of obesity and lowest levels of volunteerism among the 50 states and Washington, D.C. Louisiana residents ranked 49th in divorce rates and tied with Texas for fourth-highest median hours worked each week. Half of the people lie above the median point and half below it.
Utah, Minnesota, North Dakota, Colorado and Nebraska were the five happiest states.
West Virginia, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas and Kentucky were the least happy states