Bloomberg Rankings: States of Misery

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

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Alaska

Rank: 24

2011 Misery Score (100=most miserable): 44.81

Air pollution level: 6.3

Child poverty rate: 15.6%

High school graduation rate: 69.1%

Infant mortality, per 1,000 births: 6.2

Population lacking health insurance: 17.6%

Occupational fatalities per 100,000 workers, over 3 years: 10.6

Poor mental health days in previous 30 days: 3.0

Poor physical health days in previous 30 days: 3.1

Premature death: years lost per 100,000 people: 7,786

Violent crime offenses per 100,000 people: 639

Personal income per capita: $44,205

Income inequality, Gini ratio: 0.422

Un- and under-employment rate: 13.2%

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