Special Report

How Every State Ranks for Starting a Business in 2021

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50. New Jersey
> Overall score: 41.07
> Best ranking feature for business: Access to Resources
> Unemployment rate in June 2021: 7.3% — 7th highest

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49. Connecticut
> Overall score: 41.13
> Best ranking feature for business: Access to Resources
> Unemployment rate in June 2021: 7.9% — the highest (tied)

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48. Rhode Island
> Overall score: 41.85
> Best ranking feature for business: Access to Resources
> Unemployment rate in June 2021: 5.9% — 17th highest

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47. West Virginia
> Overall score: 42.16
> Best ranking feature for business: Business Costs
> Unemployment rate in June 2021: 5.3% — 21st highest

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46. Wyoming
> Overall score: 42.76
> Best ranking feature for business: Business Costs
> Unemployment rate in June 2021: 5.4% — 20th highest