The Top States to Work in Construction: #40 Arkansas

I used this phrase to describe South Carolina, as well, but Arkansas is also "consistently mediocre.  Arkansas was consistently ranked higher than 40 in the raw wage data, but they were saved, at least in terms of this countdown, by the fact that they have the second lowest cost of living in the country.  Adjusting for the cost of living raised the state's ranking 13 spots and kept it from being in the bottom 10.

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