Bloomberg Rankings: States of Misery

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

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Alabama

Rank: 3

2011 Misery Score (100=most miserable): 68.00

Air pollution level: 11.5

Child poverty rate: 24.2%

High school graduation rate: 69.0%

Infant mortality, per 1,000 births: 9.7

Population lacking health insurance: 15.9%

Occupational fatalities per 100,000 workers, over 3 years: 5.0

Poor mental health days in previous 30 days: 4.1

Poor physical health days in previous 30 days: 4.6

Premature death: years lost per 100,000 people: 10,390

Violent crime offenses per 100,000 people: 378

Personal income per capita: $33,516

Income inequality, Gini ratio: 0.472

Un- and under-employment rate: 14.4%

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