"Texas is the second-worst state to live in but the fifth-best state for business, according to a new report.
The 2022 version of CNBC's "Top States for Business" study found that Texas scored just 72 out of a possible 325 points in the "Life, Health and Inclusion" category, earning an "F" grade.
CNBC said quality of life was given "particular attention" in this year's study and considered factors like crime rates, environmental quality and health care.
For the first time in 2022, the availability of childcare was also a factor. The inclusiveness of state laws, including protections against discrimination and voting rights, was also among the factors.
"Skilled workers are still flocking to Texas despite longstanding quality of life issues," CNBC wrote. "When they arrive, they are finding limited childcare options, a stressed health care system with the highest rate of uninsured, new curbs on voting rights and few protections against discrimination."
None of Texas' quality of life metrics were in the top 50 percent of U.S. states. The CNBC study found weaknesses in the state's childcare, health resources, inclusiveness and voting rights."