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#1 Biggest Increases in School Spending: States #1 Most Female Seniors at Work: States #3 Highest Growth in GDP and Population: States #4 Biggest Infrastructure Need: States #4 Biggest Share of Household Income Held by the 1%: States #4 Highest Male/Female Ratios: States #5 Fewest Minorities in the 1% Club: States #5 Highest GDP Growth: States #6 Biggest Class Divisions: States #6 Worst for the Unemployed: States #7 Lowest Percentage of Minimum-Wage Workers: States #7 Most Male Seniors at Work: States #7 Most Underfunded Pension Plans: States #8 Biggest Prime Workforce: States #9 Most Never-Marrieds: States #11 Most Volunteers: States #12 Highest Pay for Tech Jobs: States #13 Most Smoker-Friendly: States #15 Most Unintentional Deaths: States #15 Worst for Minimum-Wage Workers: States #16 Biggest Increase in Divorce: States #16 Highest Concentration of Engineering Majors: States #17 Biggest Five-Year Decline in Pension Funding: States #18 Most Divorced Residents: States #19 Worst Dental Health: States #21 Lowest Ratio of Obesity to Health Coaches: States #21 Most Drunks: States #22 Fewest Females in the 1% Club: States #22 Most Deficient Bridges: States #22 Most Residents Thrice Wed or More: States #23 Highest Concentration of Restaurants: States #24 Biggest Tax Refunds: States #25 Biggest Declines in Homeownership: States #25 Most Married Residents: States #26 Dirtiest Beaches in the U.S.: States #26 Most Innovative in U.S.: States #26 Most Miserable: States #26 Most Showbiz Jobs: States #27 Greatest Growth in Jobs for Techies: States #27 Least Upwardly Mobile Low-Wage Workers: States #27 Most Beer Consumption 2012: States #27 Most Licensed Drivers 19 and Younger: States #28 Highest Concentration of Arts Majors: States #28 Most Educated: States #29 Largest Wage Increases: States #29 Longest Retirements: States #31 Biggest Increase in Beer Consumption: States #31 Highest Showbiz Pay: States #32 Most Vehicle Thefts: States #34 Most Brewery Permits: States #37 Highest Unemployment: States #40 Most Consumers with Student Loan Debt: States #41 Fewest Female Top Executives: States #41 Getting Fatter Fastest: States #41 Most Expensive Droughts: States #41 Most Retirement Spent Alone for Women: States #42 Greatest Decrease in Marriages: States #44 Most Tax Revenue from Alcohol, Tobacco, Betting: States #48 Most Million-Dollar Tax Filers: States #49 Greatest Concentration of Senior Poverty: States #49 Hottest Days: States #49 Most Underestimated Income Inequality: States #50 Longest Marriages: States #50 Most Back-to-School Stores: States #50 Most Stores per Square Mile: States #51 Biggest Increase in Number of Brewers: States #51 Most Licensed Drivers Age 85+: States #51 Most Seniors: States #51 Most Vaccinated Children: States #51 Widest Pay Gap Between CEOs and Salesclerks: States