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24/7 Wall Street: 15 Worst-Run States in America

15. Alabama

State debt per capita: $1,738 (7th lowest)
Pct. without health insurance: 14.6 percent (tied for 24th highest)
Pct. below poverty line: 17.4 percent (7th highest)
Unemployment: 9.8 percent (12th highest)

Alabama only has a AA credit rating, but it maintains one of the lowest debts per capita in the country, at just $1,738 per person. Also, foreclosures are near the average. Otherwise, the state performs among the worst in the country in nearly every considered metric. The state has the fifth-lowest median household income in the country, as well as a poverty rate of 17.4 percent — the seventh-highest in the country.

(AP Photo/Dave Martin)

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The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.

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