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

12. West Virginia

State debt per capita: $3,578 (22nd highest)
Pct. without health insurance: 14.6 percent (tied for 24th highest)
Pct. below poverty line: 17.6 percent (6th highest)
Unemployment: 8.2 percent (24th highest)

West Virginia has the sixth highest percentage of people living below the poverty line in the country. It also has the eighth lowest percentage of adults with a high school diploma and the second lowest median household income of $38,218. The state also collects far more in revenue compared to other states, while it spends about an average amount.

(AP Photo/Jeff Gentner)

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