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#1 Most Smoker-Friendly: States #1 Widest Pay Gap Between CEOs and Salesclerks: States #2 Most Underfunded Pension Plans: States #3 Biggest Increase in Beer Consumption: States #3 Most Vaccinated Children: States #5 Biggest Five-Year Decline in Pension Funding: States #5 Most Unintentional Deaths: States #6 Most Residents Thrice Wed or More: States #7 Greatest Concentration of Senior Poverty: States #7 Most Divorced Residents: States #10 Most Miserable: States #10 Most Retirement Spent Alone for Women: States #10 Worst Dental Health: States #11 Biggest Infrastructure Need: States #11 Biggest Lottery Losers: States #13 Biggest Increases in School Spending: States #14 Biggest Declines in Homeownership: States #14 Greatest Growth in Coal Production: States #15 Most Wanted Unidentified Bank Robbers: States #16 Highest Unemployment: States #16 Most Registered Guns per Capita: States #17 Biggest Tax Refunds: States #19 Greatest Decrease in Marriages: States #20 Biggest Increase in Number of Brewers: States #20 Most Tax Revenue from Alcohol, Tobacco, Betting: States #21 Lowest Percentage of Minimum-Wage Workers: States #22 Fewest Female Top Executives: States #22 Highest GDP Growth: States #23 Biggest Prime Workforce: States #23 Most Married Residents: States #23 Most Prisoners: States #24 Biggest Increase in Divorce: States #24 Hottest Days: States #24 Most Back-to-School Stores: States #24 Most Seniors: States #27 Getting Fatter Fastest: States #27 Greatest Drop in Funding for Emergency Preparedness: States #27 Longest Marriages: States #27 Most Stores per Square Mile: States #28 Highest Growth in GDP and Population: States #31 Most Million-Dollar Tax Filers: States #32 Least Upwardly Mobile Low-Wage Workers: States #33 Highest Showbiz Pay: States #33 Most Brewery Permits: States #33 Most Drunks: States #34 Biggest Drop in Funding for Hospital Preparedness: States #34 Most Consumers with Student Loan Debt: States #34 Most Deficient Bridges: States #35 Biggest Share of Household Income Held by the 1%: States #35 Most Expensive Droughts: States #35 Most Vehicle Thefts: States #38 Greatest Growth in Jobs for Techies: States #38 Most Licensed Drivers Age 85+: States #39 Highest Male/Female Ratios: States #39 Most Volunteers: States #40 Worst for Minimum-Wage Workers: States #41 Fewest Minorities in the 1% Club: States #41 Most Underestimated Income Inequality: States #42 Fewest Females in the 1% Club: States #42 Most Representation by Women: State Legislatures #43 Highest Concentration of Arts Majors: States #43 Highest Concentration of Engineering Majors: States #43 Lowest Ratio of Obesity to Health Coaches: States #44 Highest Pay for Tech Jobs: States #44 Longest Retirements: States #44 Most Never-Marrieds: States #45 Biggest Projected Reduction in Emissions by 2030: States #45 Most Innovative in U.S.: States #45 Most Male Seniors at Work: States #46 Largest Wage Increases: States #46 Most Beer Consumption 2012: States #47 Highest Concentration of Restaurants: States #47 Most Educated: States #47 Most Female Seniors at Work: States #48 Biggest Class Divisions: States #48 Most Licensed Drivers 19 and Younger: States #49 Most Showbiz Jobs: States