Bloomberg Rankings: States of Misery

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

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Washington

Rank: 34

2011 Misery Score (100=most miserable): 35.94

Air pollution level: 9.6

Child poverty rate: 16.1%

High school graduation rate: 71.9%

Infant mortality, per 1,000 births: 5.1

Population lacking health insurance: 13.2%

Occupational fatalities per 100,000 workers, over 3 years: 2.9

Poor mental health days in previous 30 days: 3.4

Poor physical health days in previous 30 days: 3.4

Premature death: years lost per 100,000 people: 6,163

Violent crime offenses per 100,000 people: 314

Personal income per capita: $42,570

Income inequality, Gini ratio: 0.441

Un- and under-employment rate: 17.0%

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