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#1 Biggest Increase in Divorce: States #1 Biggest Projected Reduction in Emissions by 2030: States #2 Most Divorced Residents: States #2 Most Licensed Drivers Age 85+: States #4 Dirtiest Beaches in the U.S.: States #4 Longest Marriages: States #8 Biggest Tax Refunds: States #8 Highest Concentration of Arts Majors: States #9 Greatest Concentration of Senior Poverty: States #9 Most Deficient Bridges: States #10 Most Beer Consumption 2012: States #12 Biggest Infrastructure Need: States #12 Lowest Percentage of Minimum-Wage Workers: States #12 Most Volunteers: States #13 Highest Concentration of Restaurants: States #14 Biggest Increase in Beer Consumption: States #14 Worst Dental Health: States #15 Most Consumers with Student Loan Debt: States #15 Most Married Residents: States #17 Biggest Lottery Losers: States #17 Biggest Share of Household Income Held by the 1%: States #18 Most Unintentional Deaths: States #19 Most Brewery Permits: States #20 Largest Wage Increases: States #20 Most Female Seniors at Work: States #21 Biggest Spenders in Casinos: States #21 Most Educated: States #22 Getting Fatter Fastest: States #22 Greatest Decrease in Marriages: States #23 Most Male Seniors at Work: States #24 Longest Retirements: States #25 Most Residents Thrice Wed or More: States #26 Highest Unemployment: States #26 Most Vaccinated Children: States #27 Least Upwardly Mobile Low-Wage Workers: States #28 Biggest Increase in Number of Brewers: States #29 Worst for Minimum-Wage Workers: States #30 Biggest Increases in School Spending: States #32 Most Licensed Drivers 19 and Younger: States #32 Widest Pay Gap Between CEOs and Salesclerks: States #32 Worst for the Unemployed: States #33 Highest Male/Female Ratios: States #33 Most Retirement Spent Alone for Women: States #33 Most Showbiz Jobs: States #34 Most Innovative in U.S.: States #34 Most Miserable: States #35 Lowest Ratio of Obesity to Health Coaches: States #35 Most Stores per Square Mile: States #36 Fewest Minorities in the 1% Club: States #36 Most Smoker-Friendly: States #36 Most Tax Revenue from Alcohol, Tobacco, Betting: States #36 Most Underestimated Income Inequality: States #36 Most Underfunded Pension Plans: States #38 Fewest Females in the 1% Club: States #38 Highest GDP Growth: States #38 Most Back-to-School Stores: States #38 Most Drunks: States #39 Greatest Growth in Jobs for Techies: States #39 Most Seniors: States #40 Biggest Class Divisions: States #40 Fewest Female Top Executives: States #40 Highest Concentration of Engineering Majors: States #41 Highest Pay for Tech Jobs: States #41 Highest Showbiz Pay: States #42 Highest Growth in GDP and Population: States #44 Biggest Declines in Homeownership: States #45 Biggest Five-Year Decline in Pension Funding: States #47 Hottest Days: States #47 Most Never-Marrieds: States #47 Most Vehicle Thefts: States #48 Most Prisoners: States #49 Most Million-Dollar Tax Filers: States #51 Biggest Prime Workforce: States