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#1 Least Upwardly Mobile Low-Wage Workers: States #1 Most Back-to-School Stores: States #1 Most Stores per Square Mile: States #2 Biggest Class Divisions: States #2 Worst for Minimum-Wage Workers: States #2 Worst for the Unemployed: States #3 Biggest Projected Reduction in Emissions by 2030: States #3 Biggest Spenders in Casinos: States #4 Lowest Ratio of Obesity to Health Coaches: States #5 Greatest Decrease in Marriages: States #5 Highest Showbiz Pay: States #6 Biggest Lottery Losers: States #6 Highest Pay for Tech Jobs: States #6 Most Million-Dollar Tax Filers: States #7 Highest Unemployment: States #7 Most Educated: States #7 Most Innovative in U.S.: States #7 Most Tax Revenue from Alcohol, Tobacco, Betting: States #8 Fewest Females in the 1% Club: States #9 Highest Concentration of Engineering Majors: States #9 Highest Concentration of Restaurants: States #10 Most Never-Marrieds: States #10 Most Seniors: States #10 Most Showbiz Jobs: States #12 Most Male Seniors at Work: States #15 Biggest Increase in Beer Consumption: States #15 Most Licensed Drivers Age 85+: States #16 Longest Retirements: States #16 Most Vaccinated Children: States #17 Biggest Prime Workforce: States #17 Most Underestimated Income Inequality: States #18 Highest Concentration of Arts Majors: States #18 Most Wanted Unidentified Bank Robbers: States #19 Longest Marriages: States #19 Most Prisoners: States #22 Most Female Seniors at Work: States #23 Most Consumers with Student Loan Debt: States #24 Dirtiest Beaches in the U.S.: States #24 Fewest Minorities in the 1% Club: States #24 Most Underfunded Pension Plans: States #25 Most Drunks: States #26 Most Deficient Bridges: States #28 Most Vehicle Thefts: States #29 Largest Wage Increases: States #30 Greatest Concentration of Senior Poverty: States #30 Lowest Percentage of Minimum-Wage Workers: States #30 Most Brewery Permits: States #30 Most Married Residents: States #32 Biggest Five-Year Decline in Pension Funding: States #33 Highest Male/Female Ratios: States #36 Hottest Days: States #37 Biggest Declines in Homeownership: States #37 Biggest Increase in Divorce: States #37 Most Miserable: States #38 Most Expensive Droughts: States #39 Most Retirement Spent Alone for Women: States #40 Most Licensed Drivers 19 and Younger: States #42 Biggest Share of Household Income Held by the 1%: States #42 Greatest Growth in Jobs for Techies: States #43 Fewest Female Top Executives: States #44 Biggest Increases in School Spending: States #44 Widest Pay Gap Between CEOs and Salesclerks: States #46 Biggest Tax Refunds: States #46 Most Smoker-Friendly: States #47 Highest GDP Growth: States #47 Highest Growth in GDP and Population: States #47 Most Volunteers: States #48 Biggest Increase in Number of Brewers: States #48 Getting Fatter Fastest: States #48 Most Beer Consumption 2012: States #49 Worst Dental Health: States #50 Most Residents Thrice Wed or More: States #51 Biggest Infrastructure Need: States #51 Most Divorced Residents: States #51 Most Unintentional Deaths: States