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#1 Greatest Decrease in Marriages: States #4 Most Residents Thrice Wed or More: States #4 Worst Dental Health: States #5 Most Vaccinated Children: States #7 Most Retirement Spent Alone for Women: States #8 Most Underestimated Income Inequality: States #8 Most Unintentional Deaths: States #9 Most Miserable: States #10 Greatest Drop in Funding for Emergency Preparedness: States #10 Most Divorced Residents: States #11 Most Licensed Drivers 19 and Younger: States #12 Biggest Increase in Beer Consumption: States #12 Highest Unemployment: States #12 Most Smoker-Friendly: States #15 Biggest Increase in Number of Brewers: States #15 Biggest Lottery Losers: States #15 Greatest Growth in Jobs for Techies: States #15 Most Seniors: States #16 Biggest Increases in School Spending: States #17 Most Prisoners: States #18 Fewest Female Top Executives: States #18 Most Tax Revenue from Alcohol, Tobacco, Betting: States #19 Most Million-Dollar Tax Filers: States #19 Widest Pay Gap Between CEOs and Salesclerks: States #20 Biggest Prime Workforce: States #21 Most Back-to-School Stores: States #21 Most Brewery Permits: States #21 Most Stores per Square Mile: States #21 Most Vehicle Thefts: States #22 Biggest Declines in Homeownership: States #22 Biggest Projected Reduction in Emissions by 2030: States #22 Greatest Concentration of Senior Poverty: States #22 Highest Showbiz Pay: States #23 Fewest Minorities in the 1% Club: States #23 Highest GDP Growth: States #23 Highest Growth in GDP and Population: States #24 Highest Concentration of Arts Majors: States #24 Most Showbiz Jobs: States #25 Most Registered Guns per Capita: States #26 Fewest Females in the 1% Club: States #26 Least Upwardly Mobile Low-Wage Workers: States #28 Biggest Drop in Funding for Hospital Preparedness: States #28 Biggest Tax Refunds: States #28 Hottest Days: States #29 Biggest Share of Household Income Held by the 1%: States #29 Most Married Residents: States #30 Most Licensed Drivers Age 85+: States #30 Worst for Minimum-Wage Workers: States #32 Highest Concentration of Engineering Majors: States #32 Most Expensive Droughts: States #33 Highest Pay for Tech Jobs: States #35 Longest Marriages: States #38 Biggest Infrastructure Need: States #38 Lowest Ratio of Obesity to Health Coaches: States #39 Biggest Five-Year Decline in Pension Funding: States #40 Biggest Increase in Divorce: States #40 Highest Male/Female Ratios: States #40 Most Beer Consumption 2012: States #40 Most Female Seniors at Work: States #40 Most Representation by Women: State Legislatures #41 Most Never-Marrieds: States #42 Biggest Class Divisions: States #42 Getting Fatter Fastest: States #42 Largest Wage Increases: States #42 Most Male Seniors at Work: States #43 Longest Retirements: States #43 Most Educated: States #43 Most Volunteers: States #44 Most Deficient Bridges: States #46 Most Consumers with Student Loan Debt: States #46 Most Underfunded Pension Plans: States #48 Most Innovative in U.S.: States #49 Most Drunks: States #51 Highest Concentration of Restaurants: States #51 Lowest Percentage of Minimum-Wage Workers: States