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#3 Most Educated: States #4 Biggest Drop in Funding for Hospital Preparedness: States #4 Highest Pay for Tech Jobs: States #4 Worst for Minimum-Wage Workers: States #5 Biggest Increases in School Spending: States #5 Greatest Growth in Jobs for Techies: States #5 Largest Wage Increases: States #5 Least Upwardly Mobile Low-Wage Workers: States #5 Most Back-to-School Stores: States #5 Most Stores per Square Mile: States #5 Most Vehicle Thefts: States #6 Most Male Seniors at Work: States #6 Most Never-Marrieds: States #6 Most Representation by Women: State Legislatures #7 Biggest Lottery Losers: States #8 Biggest Class Divisions: States #8 Most Female Seniors at Work: States #9 Highest GDP Growth: States #9 Highest Growth in GDP and Population: States #9 Most Innovative in U.S.: States #11 Most Registered Guns per Capita: States #12 Highest Showbiz Pay: States #12 Most Showbiz Jobs: States #13 Biggest Prime Workforce: States #13 Greatest Drop in Funding for Emergency Preparedness: States #13 Highest Concentration of Engineering Majors: States #13 Most Million-Dollar Tax Filers: States #13 Most Wanted Unidentified Bank Robbers: States #14 Biggest Spenders in Casinos: States #14 Most Vaccinated Children: States #15 Fewest Minorities in the 1% Club: States #15 Lowest Ratio of Obesity to Health Coaches: States #17 Biggest Increase in Number of Brewers: States #17 Most Tax Revenue from Alcohol, Tobacco, Betting: States #18 Getting Fatter Fastest: States #18 Greatest Decrease in Marriages: States #19 Most Underfunded Pension Plans: States #20 Dirtiest Beaches in the U.S.: States #20 Most Seniors: States #22 Greatest Concentration of Senior Poverty: States #22 Widest Pay Gap Between CEOs and Salesclerks: States #23 Biggest Five-Year Decline in Pension Funding: States #23 Biggest Increase in Beer Consumption: States #23 Most Retirement Spent Alone for Women: States #23 Most Volunteers: States #24 Biggest Declines in Homeownership: States #24 Biggest Increase in Divorce: States #24 Most Prisoners: States #25 Most Brewery Permits: States #26 Most Consumers with Student Loan Debt: States #26 Most Drunks: States #27 Highest Concentration of Arts Majors: States #28 Highest Concentration of Restaurants: States #30 Most Planned Parenthood Locations per Capita: States #31 Most Expensive Droughts: States #32 Highest Unemployment: States #32 Lowest Percentage of Minimum-Wage Workers: States #33 Longest Retirements: States #33 Most Miserable: States #38 Biggest Tax Refunds: States #38 Longest Marriages: States #39 Fewest Females in the 1% Club: States #39 Most Licensed Drivers Age 85+: States #40 Hottest Days: States #40 Most Deficient Bridges: States #40 Most Residents Thrice Wed or More: States #40 Most Smoker-Friendly: States #41 Most Divorced Residents: States #42 Fewest Female Top Executives: States #43 Most Licensed Drivers 19 and Younger: States #45 Most Married Residents: States #46 Biggest Infrastructure Need: States #46 Biggest Projected Reduction in Emissions by 2030: States #46 Most Underestimated Income Inequality: States #46 Worst Dental Health: States #47 Highest Male/Female Ratios: States #47 Most Beer Consumption 2012: States #49 Most Unintentional Deaths: States #50 Biggest Share of Household Income Held by the 1%: States