Bloomberg Rankings: States of Misery

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

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South Dakota

Rank: 42

2011 Misery Score (100=most miserable): 28.06

Air pollution level: 7.1

Child poverty rate: 15.5%

High school graduation rate: 84.4%

Infant mortality, per 1,000 births: 7.4

Population lacking health insurance: 13.1%

Occupational fatalities per 100,000 workers, over 3 years: 6.0

Poor mental health days in previous 30 days: 2.3

Poor physical health days in previous 30 days: 2.6

Premature death: years lost per 100,000 people: 6,895

Violent crime offenses per 100,000 people: 269

Personal income per capita: $39,593

Income inequality, Gini ratio: 0.442

Un- and under-employment rate: 8.6%

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