PALMETTO STATE SCORES POORLY ON UPDATED NATIONAL “MISERY INDEX”
“It’s a great day …” to be miserable.
South Carolina ranks as the fourth most miserable state in the nation (behind only Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama) in Bloomberg’s “Misery Index,” an updated and expanded look at social and economic data from all fifty states.
The mainstream media’s response to this? According to reporter Jeremy Turnage of WIS TV 10 (NBC – Columbia, S.C.) it’s apparently no big deal because “at least the football is good” in South Carolina and the other most miserable states.
Nice … and we wonder why nobody ever gets held accountable for this state’s chronic underperformance.
Anyway, other misery indices (that’s the plural of “index” for those of you educated in South Carolina public schools) only factored in unemployment and inflation in their calculations. Bloomberg’s model incorporates thirteen different metrics – including underemployment (a broader, more accurate measure of joblessness), health and environmental factors.
For a quick video explaining their methodology, click here …