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#2 Greatest Decrease in Marriages: States #3 Biggest Tax Refunds: States #4 Most Smoker-Friendly: States #5 Biggest Lottery Losers: States #5 Dirtiest Beaches in the U.S.: States #6 Most Miserable: States #6 Worst Dental Health: States #7 Biggest Infrastructure Need: States #7 Most Licensed Drivers 19 and Younger: States #8 Least Upwardly Mobile Low-Wage Workers: States #8 Most Retirement Spent Alone for Women: States #8 Most Vehicle Thefts: States #9 Fewest Minorities in the 1% Club: States #9 Getting Fatter Fastest: States #12 Biggest Declines in Homeownership: States #12 Highest Unemployment: States #12 Widest Pay Gap Between CEOs and Salesclerks: States #14 Most Unintentional Deaths: States #15 Highest Growth in GDP and Population: States #16 Greatest Growth in Jobs for Techies: States #16 Most Beer Consumption 2012: States #17 Most Drunks: States #18 Fewest Females in the 1% Club: States #18 Most Back-to-School Stores: States #18 Most Stores per Square Mile: States #19 Most Deficient Bridges: States #21 Fewest Female Top Executives: States #21 Most Never-Marrieds: States #21 Most Prisoners: States #22 Most Residents Thrice Wed or More: States #23 Most Seniors: States #24 Biggest Increase in Divorce: States #24 Greatest Concentration of Senior Poverty: States #24 Highest Concentration of Engineering Majors: States #24 Longest Marriages: States #25 Most Underfunded Pension Plans: States #25 Most Vaccinated Children: States #26 Biggest Prime Workforce: States #26 Worst for the Unemployed: States #27 Most Volunteers: States #28 Highest GDP Growth: States #28 Hottest Days: States #28 Most Million-Dollar Tax Filers: States #29 Biggest Projected Reduction in Emissions by 2030: States #30 Most Consumers with Student Loan Debt: States #31 Most Underestimated Income Inequality: States #32 Most Brewery Permits: States #33 Most Innovative in U.S.: States #33 Most Licensed Drivers Age 85+: States #33 Most Tax Revenue from Alcohol, Tobacco, Betting: States #34 Biggest Increase in Number of Brewers: States #35 Biggest Share of Household Income Held by the 1%: States #35 Most Married Residents: States #36 Highest Showbiz Pay: States #36 Most Divorced Residents: States #37 Highest Pay for Tech Jobs: States #37 Most Showbiz Jobs: States #39 Biggest Increases in School Spending: States #39 Most Expensive Droughts: States #40 Highest Concentration of Arts Majors: States #40 Highest Concentration of Restaurants: States #40 Lowest Ratio of Obesity to Health Coaches: States #41 Largest Wage Increases: States #41 Lowest Percentage of Minimum-Wage Workers: States #41 Most Educated: States #42 Longest Retirements: States #43 Most Female Seniors at Work: States #44 Biggest Five-Year Decline in Pension Funding: States #44 Highest Male/Female Ratios: States #45 Biggest Class Divisions: States #45 Most Male Seniors at Work: States #45 Worst for Minimum-Wage Workers: States #49 Biggest Increase in Beer Consumption: States