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    West Virginia ranked almost last as best state to live in

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    WEST VIRGINIA (WOAY) – The state of West Virginia has been ranked as the next-to-the-last worst state to live in – according to a new study.

    24/7 Wall St. looked at three statewide social and economic measures – the poverty rate, educational attainment, and life expectancy at birth – to rank each state’s living conditions.

    West Virginia came in at 49th, followed by Mississippi.

    Our population shrank slightly over the last five years, the unemployment rate of 6.0% is fourth highest of all states, and the poverty rate of almost 18% is among the highest in the nation.

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