Bloomberg Rankings: States of Misery

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

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Oregon

Rank: 29

2011 Misery Score (100=most miserable): 42.13

Air pollution level: 7.3

Child poverty rate: 21.2%

High school graduation rate: 76.7%

Infant mortality, per 1,000 births: 5.5

Population lacking health insurance: 16.8%

Occupational fatalities per 100,000 workers, over 3 years: 3.4

Poor mental health days in previous 30 days: 3.6

Poor physical health days in previous 30 days: 4.0

Premature death: years lost per 100,000 people: 6,489

Violent crime offenses per 100,000 people: 252

Personal income per capita: $36,427

Income inequality, Gini ratio: 0.449

Un- and under- employment rate: 17.4%

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