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Floridians Tweet About Hating Their Jobs More Than Workers In Any Other U.S. State

June 15, 2015 — Ever wonder if you’re alone in hating your job? In Florida, you sure aren’t.

We might be living in the Sunshine State, but a new report makes it seem like everyone here thinks they’re working beneath a dark gray cloud.

A year-long social media study announced last week revealed that workers in Florida (or the ones who tweet about their occupations, anyway) seem to hate their jobs more than in any other state. West Virginia, Delaware, Virginia and Ohio rounded out the bottom five.

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For the study, social media monitoring firm Brandwatch, along with global employment website Monster, analyzed more than 1.1 million tweets about people’s job sentiments shared within the United States. Using Brandwatch Analytics, they searched for tweets published between March 2014 and March 2015 that included phrases indicating loving or hating a job.

Florida had the lowest ratio of “love my job” to “hate my job” tweets of all 50 U.S. states. On the flip side, Hawaii had the highest ratio.

Across the nation, the largest share of “hate my job” tweets came from employees in the retail industry (37 percent).

Employees in other industries were more careful not to voice their opinions at all.

“An interesting finding from this study identifies that workers in certain industries are more prudent when posting about their jobs—with tech and IT employees avoiding much public Twitter chatter about hating their job,” said Nate Walton, the director of analytics at Brandwatch.

See the map comparing positive-to-negative tweet ratios by state below:

Brandwatch Monster job sentiment map