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

6. South Carolina

State debt per capita: $3,379 (24th highest)
Pct. without health insurance: 17.5 percent (13th highest)
Pct. below poverty line: 17.1 percent (8th highest)
Unemployment: 11 percent (4th highest)

Fiscally speaking, South Carolina is relatively sound. It takes in the 27th most in revenue per capita and spends the 24th most in total expenditures per capita. Its state debt per capita is slightly below average. However, the state has the eighth highest poverty rate and the fourth highest unemployment rate. It also has the fifth highest rate of violent crime, with 597.7 crime committed per 100,000 people. This is actually an improvement from last year when the state’s violent crime rate was 731 per 100,000 — the worst in the country.

(AP Photo/Lou Krasky)

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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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