Fiscal Stress in the States: The Ranking
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, who's in the worst shape of all? The Kaiser Family Foundation has been making the answer to that question ...
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, who's in the worst shape of all?
The Kaiser Family Foundation has been making the answer to that question its business. Every month it compiles state by state housing foreclosure rates, upticks in unemployment rates and the monthly rate of change of participation in food stamps.That gets mashed together to come up with an overall ranking of stress in the states. This month's misery rate "winner" is Nevada with 62 foreclosures per housing unit, 5.8 percentage change in monthly unemployment and 45.1 percent change in monthly food stamp participation.
Second place went to Florida. Much-beleaguered Michigan doesn't even show up until 7th place, which it shares in a tie with Georgia.
The states in the best shape? North Dakota and Nebraska.
Join the Discussion
After you comment, click Post. You can enter an anonymous Display Name or connect to a social profile.
FCC Kills State Laws Blocking Municipal Broadband10 hours ago
Does Obama Have a Plan B If SCOTUS Strikes Down Subsidies?12 hours ago
Despite Kansas' Experience, States Push Big Income Tax Cuts13 hours ago
Historian Demands New Mexico Issue a Death Certificate for Billy the Kid16 hours ago
Tennessee Lawmaker Proposes Bill to Allow Students to Sip, but Not Swallow, Beer16 hours ago
Alaska Legislator Introduces Bill to Commercialize Marijuana16 hours ago