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#1 Most Prisoners: States #1 Most Tax Revenue from Alcohol, Tobacco, Betting: States #2 Biggest Increase in Number of Brewers: States #2 Greatest Growth in Jobs for Techies: States #2 Highest GDP Growth: States #2 Highest Growth in GDP and Population: States #3 Most Million-Dollar Tax Filers: States #4 Biggest Prime Workforce: States #4 Highest Concentration of Engineering Majors: States #4 Most Seniors: States #4 Widest Pay Gap Between CEOs and Salesclerks: States #6 Most Underestimated Income Inequality: States #7 Hottest Days: States #8 Highest Insurance Payouts for Drought: States #9 Greatest Concentration of Senior Poverty: States #9 Greatest Growth in Coal Production: States #9 Most Beer Consumption 2012: States #9 Most Brewery Permits: States #10 Dirtiest Beaches in the U.S.: States #10 Highest Pay for Tech Jobs: States #11 Most Smoker-Friendly: States #11 Most Vehicle Thefts: States #12 Greatest Decrease in Marriages: States #12 Most Innovative in U.S.: States #13 Least Upwardly Mobile Low-Wage Workers: States #13 Worst Dental Health: States #14 Biggest Class Divisions: States #14 Biggest Share of Household Income Held by the 1%: States #15 Fewest Female Top Executives: States #16 Most Drunks: States #17 Most Male Seniors at Work: States #18 Fewest Females in the 1% Club: States #18 Most Miserable: States #20 Largest Wage Increases: States #20 Most Residents Thrice Wed or More: States #22 Biggest Lottery Losers: States #22 Worst for Minimum-Wage Workers: States #23 Biggest Tax Refunds: States #23 Most Never-Marrieds: States #24 Highest Showbiz Pay: States #24 Most Female Seniors at Work: States #24 Most Married Residents: States #25 Biggest Infrastructure Need: States #25 Most Retirement Spent Alone for Women: States #25 Most Showbiz Jobs: States #27 Biggest Increase in Beer Consumption: States #27 Most Back-to-School Stores: States #28 Fewest Minorities in the 1% Club: States #28 Most Educated: States #28 Most Stores per Square Mile: States #29 Most Licensed Drivers 19 and Younger: States #30 Getting Fatter Fastest: States #30 Longest Retirements: States #31 Highest Male/Female Ratios: States #32 Most Consumers with Student Loan Debt: States #32 Most Divorced Residents: States #32 Worst for the Unemployed: States #34 Biggest Increases in School Spending: States #34 Highest Unemployment: States #35 Most Vaccinated Children: States #36 Most Unintentional Deaths: States #37 Biggest Five-Year Decline in Pension Funding: States #37 Biggest Increase in Divorce: States #38 Highest Concentration of Arts Majors: States #40 Most Underfunded Pension Plans: States #41 Biggest Declines in Homeownership: States #41 Highest Concentration of Restaurants: States #42 Most Volunteers: States #45 Lowest Ratio of Obesity to Health Coaches: States #45 Most Licensed Drivers Age 85+: States #47 Longest Marriages: States #47 Lowest Percentage of Minimum-Wage Workers: States #49 Most Deficient Bridges: States