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#5 Highest Unemployment: States #5 Most Wanted Unidentified Bank Robbers: States #8 Biggest Increase in Number of Brewers: States #8 Biggest Infrastructure Need: States #9 Greatest Growth in Jobs for Techies: States #9 Most Seniors: States #10 Most Brewery Permits: States #11 Fewest Females in the 1% Club: States #12 Highest Growth in GDP and Population: States #12 Most Prisoners: States #12 Most Retirement Spent Alone for Women: States #13 Fewest Female Top Executives: States #13 Fewest Minorities in the 1% Club: States #13 Most Tax Revenue from Alcohol, Tobacco, Betting: States #14 Biggest Projected Reduction in Emissions by 2030: States #14 Most Miserable: States #14 Widest Pay Gap Between CEOs and Salesclerks: States #15 Biggest Prime Workforce: States #15 Most Back-to-School Stores: States #15 Most Innovative in U.S.: States #15 Worst Dental Health: States #16 Biggest Lottery Losers: States #16 Most Million-Dollar Tax Filers: States #16 Most Stores per Square Mile: States #17 Greatest Concentration of Senior Poverty: States #17 Most Smoker-Friendly: States #20 Most Deficient Bridges: States #21 Highest Pay for Tech Jobs: States #21 Most Unintentional Deaths: States #21 Most Vaccinated Children: States #22 Most Underestimated Income Inequality: States #22 Worst for the Unemployed: States #24 Biggest Increase in Divorce: States #25 Biggest Tax Refunds: States #25 Highest GDP Growth: States #25 Most Educated: States #27 Biggest Increase in Beer Consumption: States #27 Most Married Residents: States #27 Most Residents Thrice Wed or More: States #28 Dirtiest Beaches in the U.S.: States #28 Most Expensive Droughts: States #29 Most Vehicle Thefts: States #30 Getting Fatter Fastest: States #30 Highest Showbiz Pay: States #31 Highest Concentration of Engineering Majors: States #31 Most Never-Marrieds: States #32 Biggest Declines in Homeownership: States #32 Most Male Seniors at Work: States #33 Highest Concentration of Arts Majors: States #33 Highest Concentration of Restaurants: States #33 Most Licensed Drivers Age 85+: States #33 Most Volunteers: States #33 Worst for Minimum-Wage Workers: States #34 Biggest Five-Year Decline in Pension Funding: States #35 Largest Wage Increases: States #35 Longest Marriages: States #35 Most Beer Consumption 2012: States #35 Most Divorced Residents: States #36 Hottest Days: States #36 Lowest Ratio of Obesity to Health Coaches: States #36 Most Female Seniors at Work: States #37 Greatest Decrease in Marriages: States #38 Least Upwardly Mobile Low-Wage Workers: States #39 Biggest Increases in School Spending: States #40 Biggest Share of Household Income Held by the 1%: States #40 Longest Retirements: States #40 Most Showbiz Jobs: States #41 Biggest Class Divisions: States #41 Lowest Percentage of Minimum-Wage Workers: States #42 Most Licensed Drivers 19 and Younger: States #43 Highest Male/Female Ratios: States #46 Most Consumers with Student Loan Debt: States #49 Most Underfunded Pension Plans: States #50 Most Drunks: States