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

4. Arizona

State debt per capita: $1,882 (9th lowest)
Pct. without health insurance: 16.9 percent (16th highest)
Pct. below poverty line: 16.3 percent (tied for 13th highest)
Unemployment: 9.1 percent (18th highest)

Arizona’s housing market was one of the worst hit in the country during the housing crisis. Home values have dropped 28.6 percent since 2006, the fourth worst rate in the country. In October 2011, one in every 259 housing units were foreclosed upon, which was the third worst rate that month in the U.S. Arizona also has one of the lowest credit scores in the country after its downgrade to AA- in 2009.

(AP Photo/Matt York)

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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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