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#2 Highest Pay for Tech Jobs: States #3 Getting Fatter Fastest: States #3 Greatest Growth in Jobs for Techies: States #3 Largest Wage Increases: States #3 Least Upwardly Mobile Low-Wage Workers: States #6 Highest Concentration of Engineering Majors: States #6 Highest Growth in GDP and Population: States #8 Biggest Declines in Homeownership: States #8 Most Educated: States #8 Worst for the Unemployed: States #9 Biggest Class Divisions: States #9 Most Vaccinated Children: States #10 Biggest Infrastructure Need: States #10 Biggest Prime Workforce: States #10 Greatest Decrease in Marriages: States #10 Most Million-Dollar Tax Filers: States #10 Worst for Minimum-Wage Workers: States #11 Most Innovative in U.S.: States #12 Most Seniors: States #13 Highest GDP Growth: States #13 Most Prisoners: States #14 Highest Showbiz Pay: States #14 Most Back-to-School Stores: States #15 Biggest Increase in Number of Brewers: States #15 Greatest Growth in Coal Production: States #15 Most Brewery Permits: States #15 Most Smoker-Friendly: States #15 Most Stores per Square Mile: States #16 Most Male Seniors at Work: States #18 Most Female Seniors at Work: States #19 Biggest Lottery Losers: States #19 Highest Insurance Payouts for Drought: States #20 Most Married Residents: States #21 Fewest Minorities in the 1% Club: States #21 Most Volunteers: States #22 Most Never-Marrieds: States #22 Most Showbiz Jobs: States #23 Most Tax Revenue from Alcohol, Tobacco, Betting: States #24 Biggest Increase in Divorce: States #25 Dirtiest Beaches in the U.S.: States #25 Fewest Females in the 1% Club: States #25 Longest Retirements: States #26 Biggest Five-Year Decline in Pension Funding: States #26 Most Underfunded Pension Plans: States #27 Biggest Tax Refunds: States #27 Fewest Female Top Executives: States #27 Highest Male/Female Ratios: States #28 Most Underestimated Income Inequality: States #28 Widest Pay Gap Between CEOs and Salesclerks: States #30 Greatest Concentration of Senior Poverty: States #30 Most Deficient Bridges: States #31 Highest Concentration of Arts Majors: States #32 Lowest Ratio of Obesity to Health Coaches: States #32 Most Licensed Drivers 19 and Younger: States #32 Most Residents Thrice Wed or More: States #32 Most Retirement Spent Alone for Women: States #33 Highest Concentration of Restaurants: States #35 Most Consumers with Student Loan Debt: States #36 Hottest Days: States #36 Most Miserable: States #37 Biggest Increase in Beer Consumption: States #37 Most Beer Consumption 2012: States #38 Longest Marriages: States #39 Most Divorced Residents: States #42 Biggest Increases in School Spending: States #42 Highest Unemployment: States #42 Most Licensed Drivers Age 85+: States #43 Most Unintentional Deaths: States #43 Most Vehicle Thefts: States #44 Lowest Percentage of Minimum-Wage Workers: States #44 Worst Dental Health: States #45 Most Drunks: States #47 Biggest Share of Household Income Held by the 1%: States