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Bloomberg Best (and Worst) showcases data that have been analyzed, organized and visualized by the Bloomberg Rankings team. These rankings seek to enlighten and entertain readers on topical issues of immediate and perennial interest in business, economics, investing, lifestyle, personal finance and politics & policy. Bloomberg Rankings differentiates its products through its commitment to creating rankings that are totally transparent and do not include editorially-adjusted or opinion-based data.

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#1 Biggest Five-Year Decline in Pension Funding: States #1 Most Planned Parenthood Locations per Capita: States #2 Highest Concentration of Arts Majors: States #2 Most Representation by Women: State Legislatures #3 Longest Marriages: States #4 Most Female Seniors at Work: States #4 Most Licensed Drivers Age 85+: States #4 Most Male Seniors at Work: States #6 Biggest Increases in School Spending: States #6 Most Educated: States #7 Biggest Drop in Funding for Hospital Preparedness: States #7 Most Beer Consumption 2012: States #8 Most Consumers with Student Loan Debt: States #10 Biggest Increase in Beer Consumption: States #11 Lowest Ratio of Obesity to Health Coaches: States #12 Largest Wage Increases: States #12 Longest Retirements: States #12 Most Unintentional Deaths: States #14 Most Volunteers: States #15 Highest GDP Growth: States #15 Lowest Percentage of Minimum-Wage Workers: States #16 Most Married Residents: States #18 Biggest Tax Refunds: States #20 Biggest Infrastructure Need: States #21 Highest Concentration of Restaurants: States #22 Biggest Class Divisions: States #22 Highest Male/Female Ratios: States #23 Biggest Lottery Losers: States #23 Biggest Share of Household Income Held by the 1%: States #24 Most Deficient Bridges: States #24 Most Stores per Square Mile: States #25 Least Upwardly Mobile Low-Wage Workers: States #25 Most Divorced Residents: States #25 Most Underfunded Pension Plans: States #26 Greatest Decrease in Marriages: States #26 Most Back-to-School Stores: States #26 Most Brewery Permits: States #29 Most Underestimated Income Inequality: States #30 Most Never-Marrieds: States #31 Most Licensed Drivers 19 and Younger: States #32 Highest Growth in GDP and Population: States #32 Most Innovative in U.S.: States #32 Most Showbiz Jobs: States #33 Getting Fatter Fastest: States #36 Fewest Female Top Executives: States #36 Greatest Drop in Funding for Emergency Preparedness: States #36 Highest Pay for Tech Jobs: States #36 Most Vaccinated Children: States #36 Worst for Minimum-Wage Workers: States #38 Most Residents Thrice Wed or More: States #41 Highest Concentration of Engineering Majors: States #42 Highest Showbiz Pay: States #43 Hottest Days: States #43 Most Registered Guns per Capita: States #43 Worst Dental Health: States #44 Most Drunks: States #44 Most Smoker-Friendly: States #45 Greatest Concentration of Senior Poverty: States #45 Greatest Growth in Jobs for Techies: States #45 Most Tax Revenue from Alcohol, Tobacco, Betting: States #47 Most Firearms at Airport Checkpoints: States and U.S. Territories #47 Most Miserable: States #47 Most Retirement Spent Alone for Women: States #47 Widest Pay Gap Between CEOs and Salesclerks: States #48 Biggest Increase in Divorce: States #48 Fewest Females in the 1% Club: States #48 Most Seniors: States #49 Biggest Declines in Homeownership: States #49 Biggest Prime Workforce: States #49 Fewest Minorities in the 1% Club: States #49 Highest Unemployment: States #50 Biggest Increase in Number of Brewers: States #51 Most Million-Dollar Tax Filers: States #51 Most Vehicle Thefts: States