Bloomberg Rankings: States of Misery

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

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Rhode Island

Rank: 28

2011 Misery Score (100=most miserable): 42.19

Air pollution level: 8.7

Child poverty rate: 20.4%

High school graduation rate: 76.4%

Infant mortality, per 1,000 births: 6.6

Population lacking health insurance: 11.7%

Occupational fatalities per 100,000 workers, over 3 years: 4.2

Poor mental health days in previous 30 days: 3.6

Poor physical health days in previous 30 days: 3.5

Premature death: years lost per 100,000 people: 6,280

Violent crime offenses per 100,000 people: 257

Personal income per capita: $42,095

Income inequality, Gini ratio: 0.467

Un- and under-employment rate: 18.9%

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