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.
5 Reasons State House Speakers May Be Prone to Corruption6 hours ago
Colorado Wants Permission to Grow Pot at State Universities12 hours ago
Wisconsin Treasurer Fulfills Campaign Pledge, Lays Off All Staff12 hours ago
Why Illinois Keeps So Many Prisoners Incarcerated Beyond Release Dates12 hours ago
Michigan County Debuts Text-to-911 System12 hours ago
To Collect Debts, Nursing Homes Are Seizing Control over Patients16 hours ago