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#1 Most Licensed Drivers 19 and Younger: States #2 Most Expensive Droughts: States #3 Most Deficient Bridges: States #3 Most Volunteers: States #4 Biggest Increase in Divorce: States #5 Fewest Female Top Executives: States #5 Most Consumers with Student Loan Debt: States #6 Most Married Residents: States #7 Biggest Share of Household Income Held by the 1%: States #7 Longest Marriages: States #7 Most Drunks: States #10 Biggest Spenders in Casinos: States #12 Hottest Days: States #13 Most Beer Consumption 2012: States #15 Longest Retirements: States #15 Most Vaccinated Children: States #16 Highest GDP Growth: States #16 Highest Male/Female Ratios: States #17 Most Licensed Drivers Age 85+: States #17 Worst for Minimum-Wage Workers: States #19 Biggest Increase in Number of Brewers: States #19 Greatest Growth in Jobs for Techies: States #20 Most Male Seniors at Work: States #21 Biggest Infrastructure Need: States #21 Biggest Tax Refunds: States #22 Most Brewery Permits: States #22 Most Female Seniors at Work: States #24 Biggest Increases in School Spending: States #24 Widest Pay Gap Between CEOs and Salesclerks: States #26 Getting Fatter Fastest: States #26 Largest Wage Increases: States #27 Highest Growth in GDP and Population: States #27 Most Innovative in U.S.: States #27 Most Tax Revenue from Alcohol, Tobacco, Betting: States #28 Biggest Class Divisions: States #28 Biggest Five-Year Decline in Pension Funding: States #28 Most Unintentional Deaths: States #29 Biggest Declines in Homeownership: States #30 Highest Concentration of Restaurants: States #30 Lowest Ratio of Obesity to Health Coaches: States #30 Most Divorced Residents: States #30 Most Residents Thrice Wed or More: States #30 Most Seniors: States #31 Highest Concentration of Arts Majors: States #31 Most Representation by Women: State Legislatures #33 Biggest Lottery Losers: States #33 Most Back-to-School Stores: States #33 Most Stores per Square Mile: States #34 Greatest Drop in Funding for Emergency Preparedness: States #34 Most Educated: States #34 Most Million-Dollar Tax Filers: States #34 Most Prisoners: States #34 Most Smoker-Friendly: States #35 Biggest Projected Reduction in Emissions by 2030: States #35 Worst Dental Health: States #36 Most Retirement Spent Alone for Women: States #37 Most Underestimated Income Inequality: States #38 Lowest Percentage of Minimum-Wage Workers: States #40 Biggest Drop in Funding for Hospital Preparedness: States #40 Most Underfunded Pension Plans: States #41 Biggest Increase in Beer Consumption: States #41 Greatest Decrease in Marriages: States #42 Most Never-Marrieds: States #43 Highest Pay for Tech Jobs: States #43 Least Upwardly Mobile Low-Wage Workers: States #44 Biggest Prime Workforce: States #44 Highest Showbiz Pay: States #44 Most Miserable: States #44 Most Registered Guns per Capita: States #44 Most Vehicle Thefts: States #45 Fewest Females in the 1% Club: States #45 Highest Concentration of Engineering Majors: States #46 Greatest Concentration of Senior Poverty: States #46 Highest Unemployment: States #46 Most Showbiz Jobs: States #47 Fewest Minorities in the 1% Club: States