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

2. Illinois

State debt per capita: $4,424 (13th highest)
Pct. without health insurance: 13.8 percent (23rd lowest)
Pct. below poverty line: 13.1 percent (25th lowest)
Unemployment: 10 percent (10th highest)

Illinois has fallen from 43rd last year to the overall second-worst run state in the country. The state performs poorly in most categories, but is worst when it comes to its credit rating. Illinois has a credit rating of A+, the second worst given to any state, behind only California. The state has been on credit watch since 2008 because of budget shortfalls and legal challenges against then-governor Rod Blagojevich.

(AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

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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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