These 10 states are America's worst economies, leaving populations at risk
West Virginia has experienced economic struggles due to factors such as a declining coal industry, population decline, and high poverty rates.
Mississippi faces economic challenges, including high poverty rates, limited job opportunities, and a lower overall GDP compared to many other states.
Louisiana has faced economic difficulties due to factors such as vulnerability to natural disasters, declining oil and gas industries, and high poverty rates.
Alaska has been impacted by the decline in oil prices, which heavily affects its economy. The state has faced budget deficits and reductions in government spending.
New Mexico has faced economic challenges, including high poverty rates, limited job opportunities, and dependence on federal government spending.
Kentucky has struggled with economic issues such as high poverty rates, limited job growth, and the decline of certain industries like coal mining.
Arkansas faces economic challenges, including lower median household incomes, limited job opportunities, and higher poverty rates compared to the national average.
Alabama has experienced economic difficulties, including lower median household incomes, higher poverty rates, and limited job opportunities in certain areas.
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