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Mass. is the 10th best state, US News says; here’s who got first

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Some states’ education is top of the class while others have the best health care. But Massachusetts excels in both, according to new rankings from U.S. News and World Report.

The Best States rankings by U.S. News were based off how well states are performing for their citizens by analyzing 71 metrics across eight categories including health care, education, economy and public safety.

Massachusetts, which ranked the 10th best state overall, specifically got high marks for crime and correction, natural environment, economy, health care and education.

The last two areas are also the top two fields that employ the most people in Massachusetts, according to U.S. News. Another top industry is manufacturing, especially computer and electronic products.

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