An annual study found the happiest states in the U.S. in 2022.

All 50 states were ranked based on 30 different metrics, including stuff like:  Emotional and physical health . . . career satisfaction . . . unemployment . . . life expectancy . . . depression . . . sleep . . . and weather.

The 10 happiest states in the U.S. are:  Hawaii . . . Maryland . . . Minnesota . . . Utah . . . New Jersey . . . Idaho . . . California . . . Illinois . . . Nebraska . . . and Connecticut.

The 10 LEAST happy are:  West Virginia . . . Louisiana . . . Arkansas . . . Kentucky . . .  Alabama . . . Mississippi . . . Oklahoma . . . Tennessee . . . New Mexico . . . and Missouri.

Right in the middle, the 25th state . . . which apparently doesn’t lean happy or unhappy . . . is:  Wyoming.

(WalletHub.com has the complete rankings for every state.)