Bloomberg Rankings: States of Misery

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

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Pennsylvania

Rank: 25

2011 Misery Score (100=most miserable): 44.77

Air pollution level: 12.4

Child poverty rate: 16.4%

High school graduation rate: 82.7%

Infant mortality, per 1,000 births: 7.5

Population lacking health insurance: 11.0%

Occupational fatalities per 100,000 workers, over 3 years: 4.5

Poor mental health days in previous 30 days: 3.5

Poor physical health days in previous 30 days: 3.7

Premature death: years lost per 100,000 people: 7,410

Violent crime offenses per 100,000 people: 366

Personal income per capita: $40,599

Income inequality, Gini ratio: 0.461

Un- and under-employment rate: 13.9%

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