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.

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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