Bloomberg Rankings: States of Misery

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

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Louisiana

Rank: 2

2011 Misery Score (100=most miserable): 71.38

Air pollution level: 9.8

Child poverty rate: 30.5%

High school graduation rate: 63.5%

Infant mortality, per 1,000 births: 9.1

Population lacking health insurance: 17.2%

Occupational fatalities per 100,000 workers, over 3 years: 8.4

Poor mental health days in previous 30 days: 3.9

Poor physical health days in previous 30 days: 4.2

Premature death: years lost per 100,000 people: 10,331

Violent crime offenses per 100,000 people: 549

Personal income per capita: $37,021

Income inequality, Gini ratio: 0.475

Un- and under- employment rate: 13.0%

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