Bloomberg Rankings: States of Misery

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

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South Carolina

Rank: 4

2011 Misery Score (100=most miserable): 66.71

Air pollution level: 11.0

Child poverty rate: 25.7%

High school graduation rate: 62.2%

Infant mortality, per 1,000 births: 8.3

Population lacking health insurance: 18.7%

Occupational fatalities per 100,000 workers, over 3 years: 4.9

Poor mental health days in previous 30 days: 3.9

Poor physical health days in previous 30 days: 3.7

Premature death: years lost per 100,000 people: 9,099

Violent crime offenses per 100,000 people: 598

Personal income per capita: $32,460

Income inequality, Gini ratio: 0.461

Un- and under-employment rate: 17.0%

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