(WTAJ) — U.S. News has put out their Best States Rankings for 2019 and Pennsylvania has taken a sharp decline over the past few years.
In 2017, Pa. was ranked at number 30, followed by number 38 in 2018.
This year Pennsylvania was ranked 41 out of 50, a drop of 11 positions in just 3 years.
The list looks at each state in terms of:
- Fiscal Stability
- Crime & Corrections
- Natural Environment
Number one on the list is Washington state, the home of Amazon.
Louisiana finishes the list as number 50.
You can check out the full lists from 2017, 2018, and 2019 on their website by clicking here.