Bloomberg Rankings: States of Misery

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

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Missouri

Rank: 20

2011 Misery Score (100=most miserable): 50.36

Air pollution level: 10.9

Child poverty rate: 20.5%

High school graduation rate: 82.4%

Infant mortality, per 1,000 births: 7.4

Population lacking health insurance: 14.3%

Occupational fatalities per 100,000 workers, over 3 years: 4.8

Poor mental health days in previous 30 days: 4.0

Poor physical health days in previous 30 days: 3.6

Premature death: years lost per 100,000 people: 8,258

Violent crime offenses per 100,000 people: 455

Personal income per capita: $36,965

Income inequality, Gini ratio: 0.455

Un- and under-employment rate: 13.2%

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