Bloomberg Rankings: States of Misery

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

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Texas

Rank: 15

2011 Misery Score (100=most miserable): 55.48

Air pollution level: 10.4

Child poverty rate: 26.5%

High school graduation rate: 73.1%

Infant mortality, per 1,000 births: 6.2

Population lacking health insurance: 25.0%

Occupational fatalities per 100,000 workers, over 3 years: 5.3

Poor mental health days in previous 30 days: 3.5

Poor physical health days in previous 30 days: 3.8

Premature death: years lost per 100,000 people: 7,492

Violent crime offenses per 100,000 people: 450

Personal income per capita: $37,706

Income inequality, Gini ratio: 0.469

Un- and under-employment rate: 13.1%

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