Bloomberg Rankings: States of Misery

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

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North Carolina

Rank: 14

2011 Misery Score (100=most miserable): 56.98

Air pollution level: 10.8

Child poverty rate: 27.6%

High school graduation rate: 72.8%

Infant mortality, per 1,000 births: 8.3

Population lacking health insurance: 17.4%

Occupational fatalities per 100,000 workers, over 3 years: 4.1

Poor mental health days in previous 30 days: 3.6

Poor physical health days in previous 30 days: 3.6

Premature death: years lost per 100,000 people: 8,116

Violent crime offenses per 100,000 people: 363

Personal income per capita: $34,977

Income inequality, Gini ratio: 0.464

Un- and under-employment rate: 17.5%

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