Bloomberg Rankings: States of Misery

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

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Massachusetts

Rank: 46

2011 Misery Score (100=most miserable): 25.78

Air pollution level: 8.9

Child poverty rate: 12.6%

High school graduation rate: 81.5%

Infant mortality, per 1,000 births: 5.0

Population lacking health insurance: 5.0%

Occupational fatalities per 100,000 workers, over 3 years: 2.5

Poor mental health days in previous 30 days: 3.0

Poor physical health days in previous 30 days: 3.0

Premature death: years lost per 100,000 people: 5,481

Violent crime offenses per 100,000 people: 467

Personal income per capita: $51,302

Income inequality, Gini ratio: 0.475

Un- and under-employment rate: 13.5%

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