2013 List of Americas Most Miserable Cities

Economist Arthur Okun developed the original Misery Index in the 1960s. It combines unemployment and inflation.

Forbes look at misery is localized, and includes unemployment, as well as other things that aggravate people. The metrics include: violent crime, unemployment, foreclosures, taxes (income and property) and home prices. Also included is quality-of-life issues like commute times and weather.  Checkout the top 10 Miserable places in America below:

  1. Detroit, MI
  2. Flint, MI
  3. Rockford, IL
  4. Chicago, IL
  5. Modesto, CA
  6. Vallejo, CA
  7. Warren, MI
  8. Stockton, CA
  9. Lake County, IL
  10. New York, NY

full list: Forbes


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