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Bloomberg Rankings: States of Misery

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

Photograph by Skip Brown/National Geographic

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Virginia

Rank: 35

2011 Misery Score (100=most miserable): 35.89

Air pollution level: 10.4

Child poverty rate: 12.3%

High school graduation rate: 77.0%

Infant mortality, per 1,000 births: 7.3

Population lacking health insurance: 13.4%

Occupational fatalities per 100,000 workers, over 3 years: 3.9

Poor mental health days in previous 30 days: 3.2

Poor physical health days in previous 30 days: 3.3

Premature death: years lost per 100,000 people: 6,897

Violent crime offenses per 100,000 people: 214

Personal income per capita: $44,246

Income inequality, Gini ratio: 0.459

Un- and under-employment rate: 12.0%

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