Bloomberg Rankings: States of Misery

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

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New Mexico

Rank: 8

2011 Misery Score (100=most miserable): 61.30

Air pollution level: 5.8

Child poverty rate: 27.6%

High school graduation rate: 66.8%

Infant mortality, per 1,000 births: 5.9

Population lacking health insurance: 21.3%

Occupational fatalities per 100,000 workers, over 3 years: 6.3

Poor mental health days in previous 30 days: 4.1

Poor physical health days in previous 30 days: 4.0

Premature death: years lost per 100,000 people: 8,790

Violent crime offenses per 100,000 people: 589

Personal income per capita: $33,368

Income inequality, Gini ratio: 0.464

Un- and under-employment rate: 15.3%

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