Unsurprisingly, NM is not very “independent”

In advance of July 4th Independence Day celebrations Wallethub has put together a ranking of the most and least “independent” states. Overall New Mexico ranked a mediocre 42nd, but when you dig into the variables, New Mexico appears on some of the worst lists (see below). In the area of “Financial Dependency” New Mexico is 47th while Government Dependency and Job Market Dependency rankings are 48th.

Some of the specific categories included by Wallethub in which New Mexico ranks lowly can be found below.