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Bloomberg Rankings: States of Misery

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

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Arkansas

Rank: 5

2011 Misery Score (100=most miserable): 63.41

Air pollution level: 10.9

Child poverty rate: 21.8%

High school graduation rate: 76.4%

Infant mortality, per 1,000 births: 7.5

Population lacking health insurance: 18.9%

Occupational fatalities per 100,000 workers, over 3 years: 8.1

Poor mental health days in previous 30 days: 3.8

Poor physical health days in previous 30 days: 4.2

Premature death: years lost per 100,000 people: 10,017

Violent crime offenses per 100,000 people: 505

Personal income per capita: $32,678

Income inequality, Gini ratio: 0.458

Un- and under-employment rate: 13.4%

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