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Top 10 poorest states in America

Published: Thursday, May 24 2012 1:06 p.m. MDT

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Median income: $42,218
Poverty rate: 16.1% (tied for 9th highest)
Without health insurance: 14.4% (21st highest)
Unemployment rate: 10.0% (10th highest)

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Palmetto Bug
Columbia, SC

Glad to see the south so well represented in a top 10 list.

DVD
Taylorsville, 00

That's an unhappy reality reflected there, but it would be educational to understand why the poverty level is so high in those areas. Is there a cultural aspect to be understood?

Midwest Mom
Soldiers Grove, WI

Yes, DVD, there is a cultural aspect to this; it's called "right to work" laws.

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