Bloomberg Rankings: States of Misery

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

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West Virginia

Rank: 6

2011 Misery Score (100=most miserable): 62.41

Air pollution level: 11.9

Child poverty rate: 20.3%

High school graduation rate: 77.3%

Infant mortality, per 1,000 births: 7.6

Population lacking health insurance: 13.6%

Occupational fatalities per 100,000 workers, over 3 years: 7.7

Poor mental health days in previous 30 days: 4.5

Poor physical health days in previous 30 days: 4.9

Premature death: years lost per 100,000 people: 9,865

Violent crime offenses per 100,000 people: 315

Personal income per capita: $31,999

Income inequality, Gini ratio: 0.451

Un- and under-employment rate: 12.8%

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