Bloomberg Rankings: States of Misery

By Bloomberg Rankings - 2012-10-09T08:21:50Z

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New Jersey

Rank: 39

2011 Misery Score (100=most miserable): 31.50

Air pollution level: 9.8

Child poverty rate: 12.8%

High school graduation rate: 84.6%

Infant mortality, per 1,000 births: 5.4

Population lacking health insurance: 15.0%

Occupational fatalities per 100,000 workers, over 3 years: 3.2

Poor mental health days in previous 30 days: 3.4

Poor physical health days in previous 30 days: 3.2

Premature death: years lost per 100,000 people: 6,089

Violent crime offenses per 100,000 people: 308

Personal income per capita: $51,167

Income inequality, Gini ratio: 0.464

Un- and under-employment rate: 15.5%

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