Bloomberg Rankings: States of Misery

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

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California

Rank: 16

2011 Misery Score (100=most miserable): 52.72

Air pollution level: 15.1

Child poverty rate: 23.0%

High school graduation rate: 71.2%

Infant mortality, per 1,000 births: 5.1

Population lacking health insurance: 19.4%

Occupational fatalities per 100,000 workers, over 3 years: 2.8

Poor mental health days in previous 30 days: 3.7

Poor physical health days in previous 30 days: 3.7

Premature death: years lost per 100,000 people: 6,015

Violent crime offenses per 100,000 people: 441

Personal income per capita: $42,578

Income inequality, Gini ratio: 0.471

Un- and under-employment rate: 20.3%

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