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#1 Biggest Tax Refunds: States #1 Most Vaccinated Children: States #1 Worst Dental Health: States #2 Most Miserable: States #2 Most Retirement Spent Alone for Women: States #3 Highest Unemployment: States #3 Most Smoker-Friendly: States #4 Fewest Minorities in the 1% Club: States #4 Getting Fatter Fastest: States #4 Most Unintentional Deaths: States #6 Most Licensed Drivers 19 and Younger: States #6 Most Underfunded Pension Plans: States #7 Greatest Decrease in Marriages: States #7 Widest Pay Gap Between CEOs and Salesclerks: States #8 Biggest Increase in Divorce: States #10 Biggest Share of Household Income Held by the 1%: States #11 Greatest Concentration of Senior Poverty: States #11 Most Beer Consumption 2012: States #11 Most Deficient Bridges: States #12 Dirtiest Beaches in the U.S.: States #12 Fewest Female Top Executives: States #12 Most Never-Marrieds: States #13 Most Residents Thrice Wed or More: States #15 Biggest Five-Year Decline in Pension Funding: States #17 Biggest Infrastructure Need: States #17 Most Underestimated Income Inequality: States #18 Worst for the Unemployed: States #21 Hottest Days: States #22 Most Prisoners: States #25 Biggest Increase in Beer Consumption: States #25 Highest Insurance Payouts for Drought: States #26 Biggest Prime Workforce: States #26 Largest Wage Increases: States #26 Most Divorced Residents: States #27 Most Vehicle Thefts: States #28 Most Consumers with Student Loan Debt: States #29 Most Male Seniors at Work: States #30 Most Back-to-School Stores: States #31 Fewest Females in the 1% Club: States #31 Longest Marriages: States #31 Most Tax Revenue from Alcohol, Tobacco, Betting: States #32 Most Seniors: States #32 Most Stores per Square Mile: States #35 Least Upwardly Mobile Low-Wage Workers: States #35 Most Volunteers: States #36 Biggest Increase in Number of Brewers: States #38 Most Million-Dollar Tax Filers: States #40 Most Licensed Drivers Age 85+: States #41 Most Showbiz Jobs: States #42 Biggest Increases in School Spending: States #43 Lowest Percentage of Minimum-Wage Workers: States #45 Most Female Seniors at Work: States #46 Biggest Declines in Homeownership: States #46 Greatest Growth in Jobs for Techies: States #46 Highest Concentration of Engineering Majors: States #46 Highest GDP Growth: States #46 Most Drunks: States #48 Biggest Class Divisions: States #48 Highest Growth in GDP and Population: States #48 Most Married Residents: States #49 Highest Concentration of Restaurants: States #49 Highest Male/Female Ratios: States #49 Highest Pay for Tech Jobs: States #49 Highest Showbiz Pay: States #49 Worst for Minimum-Wage Workers: States #50 Most Educated: States #50 Most Innovative in U.S.: States #51 Highest Concentration of Arts Majors: States #51 Longest Retirements: States #51 Lowest Ratio of Obesity to Health Coaches: States #51 Most Brewery Permits: States