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#2 Fewest Female Top Executives: States #3 Most Licensed Drivers Age 85+: States #4 Biggest Declines in Homeownership: States #4 Biggest Tax Refunds: States #4 Most Retirement Spent Alone for Women: States #5 Biggest Share of Household Income Held by the 1%: States #5 Fewest Females in the 1% Club: States #5 Most Residents Thrice Wed or More: States #5 Most Smoker-Friendly: States #5 Worst Dental Health: States #7 Fewest Minorities in the 1% Club: States #7 Most Miserable: States #8 Widest Pay Gap Between CEOs and Salesclerks: States #11 Most Unintentional Deaths: States #12 Greatest Growth in Coal Production: States #12 Most Divorced Residents: States #13 Dirtiest Beaches in the U.S.: States #13 Greatest Concentration of Senior Poverty: States #13 Most Licensed Drivers 19 and Younger: States #14 Greatest Growth in Jobs for Techies: States #14 Highest Concentration of Engineering Majors: States #14 Most Prisoners: States #16 Biggest Five-Year Decline in Pension Funding: States #16 Biggest Increase in Divorce: States #18 Getting Fatter Fastest: States #19 Highest Pay for Tech Jobs: States #19 Most Vaccinated Children: States #21 Least Upwardly Mobile Low-Wage Workers: States #22 Highest Insurance Payouts for Drought: States #22 Most Beer Consumption 2012: States #22 Most Seniors: States #23 Largest Wage Increases: States #23 Most Back-to-School Stores: States #23 Most Underfunded Pension Plans: States #24 Biggest Increase in Number of Brewers: States #24 Longest Marriages: States #24 Most Tax Revenue from Alcohol, Tobacco, Betting: States #26 Biggest Prime Workforce: States #26 Highest Unemployment: States #26 Most Stores per Square Mile: States #27 Biggest Infrastructure Need: States #27 Most Million-Dollar Tax Filers: States #28 Worst for the Unemployed: States #30 Most Underestimated Income Inequality: States #30 Most Vehicle Thefts: States #31 Biggest Increases in School Spending: States #31 Hottest Days: States #31 Most Married Residents: States #33 Most Deficient Bridges: States #34 Highest Showbiz Pay: States #36 Greatest Decrease in Marriages: States #36 Highest Growth in GDP and Population: States #36 Most Showbiz Jobs: States #38 Most Male Seniors at Work: States #39 Highest GDP Growth: States #39 Most Brewery Permits: States #39 Worst for Minimum-Wage Workers: States #40 Biggest Increase in Beer Consumption: States #40 Most Never-Marrieds: States #41 Most Drunks: States #41 Most Innovative in U.S.: States #41 Most Volunteers: States #45 Most Female Seniors at Work: States #46 Biggest Class Divisions: States #46 Most Educated: States #47 Lowest Ratio of Obesity to Health Coaches: States #48 Highest Concentration of Restaurants: States #48 Lowest Percentage of Minimum-Wage Workers: States #49 Highest Concentration of Arts Majors: States #49 Longest Retirements: States #49 Most Consumers with Student Loan Debt: States #50 Highest Male/Female Ratios: States