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#2 Most Back-to-School Stores: States #2 Most Stores per Square Mile: States #3 Highest Concentration of Restaurants: States #3 Most Drunks: States #4 Greatest Decrease in Marriages: States #4 Most Deficient Bridges: States #5 Highest Concentration of Arts Majors: States #5 Most Never-Marrieds: States #6 Highest Unemployment: States #6 Largest Wage Increases: States #6 Least Upwardly Mobile Low-Wage Workers: States #8 Lowest Ratio of Obesity to Health Coaches: States #9 Highest Pay for Tech Jobs: States #11 Most Licensed Drivers Age 85+: States #12 Biggest Lottery Losers: States #12 Getting Fatter Fastest: States #12 Most Underfunded Pension Plans: States #12 Most Vehicle Thefts: States #13 Most Educated: States #16 Biggest Increase in Divorce: States #16 Biggest Spenders in Casinos: States #16 Most Female Seniors at Work: States #17 Dirtiest Beaches in the U.S.: States #17 Longest Marriages: States #17 Most Male Seniors at Work: States #19 Highest Male/Female Ratios: States #19 Longest Retirements: States #19 Lowest Percentage of Minimum-Wage Workers: States #20 Highest Showbiz Pay: States #20 Worst for Minimum-Wage Workers: States #22 Biggest Class Divisions: States #22 Biggest Increases in School Spending: States #23 Most Consumers with Student Loan Debt: States #24 Most Vaccinated Children: States #25 Fewest Minorities in the 1% Club: States #25 Most Innovative in U.S.: States #26 Greatest Concentration of Senior Poverty: States #26 Highest Concentration of Engineering Majors: States #27 Most Miserable: States #29 Most Divorced Residents: States #29 Most Unintentional Deaths: States #30 Most Retirement Spent Alone for Women: States #34 Biggest Increase in Number of Brewers: States #34 Fewest Female Top Executives: States #37 Biggest Prime Workforce: States #37 Most Tax Revenue from Alcohol, Tobacco, Betting: States #38 Widest Pay Gap Between CEOs and Salesclerks: States #39 Most Beer Consumption 2012: States #40 Biggest Tax Refunds: States #40 Highest GDP Growth: States #40 Most Million-Dollar Tax Filers: States #40 Most Volunteers: States #41 Most Licensed Drivers 19 and Younger: States #41 Worst Dental Health: States #42 Biggest Increase in Beer Consumption: States #43 Most Seniors: States #44 Biggest Infrastructure Need: States #44 Most Underestimated Income Inequality: States #46 Most Residents Thrice Wed or More: States #47 Biggest Declines in Homeownership: States #47 Biggest Projected Reduction in Emissions by 2030: States #47 Most Married Residents: States #47 Most Smoker-Friendly: States #48 Biggest Five-Year Decline in Pension Funding: States #48 Greatest Growth in Jobs for Techies: States #48 Hottest Days: States #48 Most Brewery Permits: States #49 Biggest Drop in Funding for Hospital Preparedness: States #49 Biggest Share of Household Income Held by the 1%: States #49 Fewest Females in the 1% Club: States #50 Greatest Drop in Funding for Emergency Preparedness: States #50 Highest Growth in GDP and Population: States #50 Most Registered Guns per Capita: States #51 Most Showbiz Jobs: States