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#2 Biggest Prime Workforce: States #2 Greatest Growth in Coal Production: States #2 Lowest Ratio of Obesity to Health Coaches: States #3 Biggest Increase in Number of Brewers: States #3 Most Brewery Permits: States #4 Most Educated: States #6 Biggest Declines in Homeownership: States #7 Most Consumers with Student Loan Debt: States #8 Highest Male/Female Ratios: States #8 Highest Pay for Tech Jobs: States #8 Most Innovative in U.S.: States #9 Longest Retirements: States #9 Lowest Percentage of Minimum-Wage Workers: States #10 Most Expensive Droughts: States #10 Most Male Seniors at Work: States #11 Highest Concentration of Engineering Majors: States #12 Most Female Seniors at Work: States #13 Biggest Class Divisions: States #13 Most Underfunded Pension Plans: States #13 Most Volunteers: States #15 Highest Concentration of Arts Majors: States #15 Highest Showbiz Pay: States #16 Most Married Residents: States #17 Highest Growth in GDP and Population: States #17 Worst for the Unemployed: States #18 Highest Concentration of Restaurants: States #18 Most Divorced Residents: States #18 Most Million-Dollar Tax Filers: States #18 Most Showbiz Jobs: States #19 Most Vehicle Thefts: States #19 Worst for Minimum-Wage Workers: States #20 Most Licensed Drivers Age 85+: States #20 Most Underestimated Income Inequality: States #23 Fewest Females in the 1% Club: States #23 Least Upwardly Mobile Low-Wage Workers: States #24 Biggest Projected Reduction in Emissions by 2030: States #24 Hottest Days: States #24 Most Beer Consumption 2012: States #25 Most Prisoners: States #26 Highest Unemployment: States #26 Most Seniors: States #26 Most Unintentional Deaths: States #27 Biggest Five-Year Decline in Pension Funding: States #27 Biggest Infrastructure Need: States #27 Fewest Minorities in the 1% Club: States #27 Greatest Concentration of Senior Poverty: States #27 Highest GDP Growth: States #28 Most Drunks: States #28 Most Tax Revenue from Alcohol, Tobacco, Betting: States #29 Greatest Decrease in Marriages: States #29 Greatest Growth in Jobs for Techies: States #29 Most Never-Marrieds: States #29 Most Residents Thrice Wed or More: States #30 Most Licensed Drivers 19 and Younger: States #32 Largest Wage Increases: States #32 Most Smoker-Friendly: States #32 Worst Dental Health: States #34 Most Stores per Square Mile: States #35 Biggest Increase in Beer Consumption: States #35 Biggest Lottery Losers: States #35 Most Back-to-School Stores: States #35 Most Miserable: States #38 Most Vaccinated Children: States #39 Biggest Share of Household Income Held by the 1%: States #39 Getting Fatter Fastest: States #41 Biggest Tax Refunds: States #41 Most Deficient Bridges: States #43 Most Retirement Spent Alone for Women: States #43 Widest Pay Gap Between CEOs and Salesclerks: States #45 Biggest Increase in Divorce: States #45 Longest Marriages: States #48 Biggest Increases in School Spending: States #49 Fewest Female Top Executives: States