April 10 is Global Work From Home Day. Remote work offers the freedom to work from anywhere, even places like New Jersey! The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the shift to remote work, with over 21% of workers opting to work remotely for five or more days a week.

But not all states are created equal when it comes to remote work conditions. Remote work success depends on more than just a solid internet connection. WalletHub's analysis ranked all 50 states and D.C. based on factors like remote work prevalence, internet costs, and housing expenses.

Surprisingly, New Jersey took the crown as the top state for remote work, with Utah, Delaware, and Maryland following close behind. Even Washington, D.C. proved to be a promising hub for remote professionals.

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Our neck of the woods, North Dakota and Montana? Well, let's just say we found ourselves near the bottom of the list. North Dakota grabbed the 42nd spot, and Montana landed at 50th, dealing with pricier internet and housing options. And to add some context, Alaska's the real struggler here, landing dead last at 51st. Check out the rest of the list here.

So, whether you're in Montana or North Dakota, knowing our remote work terrain is key. By weighing factors like costs, creature comforts, and that all-important Wi-Fi signal, we can carve out our perfect remote work haven.

For those who work remotely full-time now, and will for the foreseeable future … How has working from home changed your life? Tell us the good and the bad …

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