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The States With the Strongest and Weakest Unions

The U.S. Supreme Court issued in March a split vote on a decision that, if passed, would have prevented public sector unions from requiring non-union government workers to pay union ...
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3 States Have Unemployment Under 3%

As unemployment dropped to 4.9% in February, three states had unemployment rates of under 3%. They were New Hampshire at 2.7%, South Dakota at 2.7%, and North Dakota at ...
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Unemployment Above 6% in 6 States

The unemployment level in the United States in February was 4.9%. Six states lagged well behind that with jobless rates above 6%, which shows how uneven the rebound from the ...
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Black Unemployment at 9.6%

While the 2015 average national unemployment rate sat at 5.3%, the rate among African Americans was 9.6%, according to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The rate ...
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The 5 States Where People Get the Least Sleep

Eight hours of sleep. That is the rule most often mentioned as the measure of a good night's sleep. Some people claim they can get by on less, and for ...
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Rhode Island Residents Most Dissatisfied With Their Roads

Among the smallest states geographically, a large number of Rhode Island residents are dissatisfied with their roads. Perhaps this is because they have so few of them. However, the second state ...
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12 States With the Most Hate Groups

Racial violence and hatred is on the rise in the U.S. as evidenced by the San Bernardino terror attacks, the racially motivated massacre in South Carolina, as well as the ...
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5 Worst States for Business

24/7 Wall St. recently examined all 50 states to discover the entire spectrum of those that were best and worst for business. Here we look at the worst five and ...
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5 Best States for Business

24/7 Wall St. recently examined all 50 states to discover the entire spectrum of those that were best and worst for business. Here we look at the top five and ...
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The Best (and Worst) States for Business

The United States has experienced 71 straight months of private sector job growth through January. This consistent improvement, stretching back to February 2009, has been a boon for existing businesses ...
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The States With the Longest (and Shortest) Life Expectancies

The average American born in 1960 is expected to live for 69.8 years. Today, the life expectancy of someone born in the United States is 78.9 years. Thanks to advances ...
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States Where the Middle Class Is Dying

Despite the country’s unemployment rate falling below 5% in January for the first time since 2008, and the Federal Reserve’s decision to raise interest rates for the first time since ...
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States With the Highest (and Lowest) Property Taxes

For Americans across the nation, housing expenses are typically the largest costs of living. Not only is a house the biggest purchase in most Americans' lives, but also monthly rent ...
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5 States With The Lowest Voter Turnout

24/7 Wall St. looked at voter turnout in all 50 states. Below are the five states with the lowest turnout ranked No. 46 through No.50, along with the methodology: 46. ...
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States With the Highest (and Lowest) Gas Taxes

Gas prices fluctuate wildly in the United States. Many factors can cause price swings, from seasonal conditions, global market trends, an announcement from a nation’s oil industry, to the development ...
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