Bloomberg Rankings: States of Misery

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

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Illinois

Rank: 23

2011 Misery Score (100=most miserable): 46.01

Air pollution level: 11.8

Child poverty rate: 20.6%

High school graduation rate: 80.4%

Infant mortality, per 1,000 births: 6.9

Population lacking health insurance: 14.5%

Occupational fatalities per 100,000 workers, over 3 years: 3.7

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: 7,049

Violent crime offenses per 100,000 people: 435

Personal income per capita: $42,057

Income inequality, Gini ratio: 0.465

Un- and under-employment rate: 16.5%

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