Bloomberg Rankings: States of Misery

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

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Mississippi

Rank: 1

2011 Misery Score (100=most miserable): 73.17

Air pollution level: 10.3

Child poverty rate: 33.7%

High school graduation rate: 63.9%

Infant mortality, per 1,000 births: 10.0

Population lacking health insurance: 19.2%

Occupational fatalities per 100,000 workers, over 3 years: 7.2

Poor mental health days in previous 30 days: 3.9

Poor physical health days in previous 30 days: 4.3

Premature death: years lost per 100,000 people: 10,976

Violent crime offenses per 100,000 people: 270

Personal income per capita: $31,046

Income inequality, Gini ratio: 0.468

Un- and under-employment rate: 15.4%

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