Worst State No. 50: Mississippi
In Mississippi, 24.3 percent of the labor force has a four-year college degree (No. 50) and 7.9 percent of residents over 25 have an advanced degree (tied at No. 46).
The technology industry employs 21,000 people in Mississippi, ranking it No. 39 among all states.
The Magnolia State lost 309 net tech jobs in 2017.
Mississippi was ranked No. 43 in education by CNBC and No. 50 by WalletHub.