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#2 Most Unintentional Deaths: States #3 Highest Male/Female Ratios: States #3 Most Beer Consumption 2012: States #3 Most Planned Parenthood Locations per Capita: States #4 Highest Concentration of Restaurants: States #4 Lowest Percentage of Minimum-Wage Workers: States #4 Most NICS Gun Background Checks per Capita: States #5 Biggest Infrastructure Need: States #6 Greatest Growth in Coal Production: States #7 Biggest Tax Refunds: States #7 Worst Dental Health: States #9 Lowest Ratio of Obesity to Health Coaches: States #10 Most Residents Thrice Wed or More: States #11 Biggest Five-Year Decline in Pension Funding: States #11 Getting Fatter Fastest: States #11 Most Female Seniors at Work: States #11 Most Married Residents: States #12 Biggest Increases in School Spending: States #12 Biggest Share of Household Income Held by the 1%: States #12 Longest Marriages: States #14 Biggest Declines in Homeownership: States #14 Highest Concentration of Arts Majors: States #14 Most Drunks: States #17 Hottest Days: States #17 Largest Wage Increases: States #18 Fewest Minorities in the 1% Club: States #18 Most Expensive Droughts: States #18 Most Volunteers: States #19 Biggest Increase in Beer Consumption: States #19 Highest Growth in GDP and Population: States #19 Most Licensed Drivers 19 and Younger: States #19 Most Showbiz Jobs: States #20 Highest GDP Growth: States #20 Most Divorced Residents: States #21 Most Male Seniors at Work: States #21 Most Underestimated Income Inequality: States #22 Most Educated: States #23 Most Brewery Permits: States #23 Most Miserable: States #25 Highest Percentage Increase in NFA-Registered Guns: States #25 Most Consumers with Student Loan Debt: States #25 Most Registered Guns per Capita: States #26 Fewest Female Top Executives: States #26 Greatest Growth in Jobs for Techies: States #26 Most Underfunded Pension Plans: States #27 Longest Retirements: States #27 Most Guns at Airport Checkpoints: States and U.S. Territories #30 Most Smoker-Friendly: States #34 Fewest Females in the 1% Club: States #36 Most Retirement Spent Alone for Women: States #37 Most Deficient Bridges: States #38 Highest Unemployment: States #40 Widest Pay Gap Between CEOs and Salesclerks: States #41 Biggest Projected Reduction in Emissions by 2030: States #41 Worst for Minimum-Wage Workers: States #42 Biggest Lottery Losers: States #42 Most Tax Revenue from Alcohol, Tobacco, Betting: States #43 Biggest Class Divisions: States #43 Most Licensed Drivers Age 85+: States #44 Highest Concentration of Engineering Majors: States #44 Most Innovative in U.S.: States #44 Most Prisoners: States #44 Most Seniors: States #45 Biggest Increase in Divorce: States #45 Greatest Increase In NICS Gun Background Checks: States #45 Most Never-Marrieds: States #45 Most Vehicle Thefts: States #46 Highest Showbiz Pay: States #47 Greatest Drop in Funding for Emergency Preparedness: States #48 Biggest Increase in Number of Brewers: States #48 Greatest Concentration of Senior Poverty: States #48 Greatest Decrease in Marriages: States #48 Greatest Increase in Gun Background Checks 2010-2015: States #48 Most Back-to-School Stores: States #48 Most Stores per Square Mile: States #49 Biggest Prime Workforce: States #49 Least Upwardly Mobile Low-Wage Workers: States #49 Most Vaccinated Children: States #50 Biggest Drop in Funding for Hospital Preparedness: States #50 Highest Pay for Tech Jobs: States #50 Most Million-Dollar Tax Filers: States