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Among the most miserable cities in the nation

Posted: Mar. 4th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse

Forbes list of 20 most miserable cities included none other than St. Louis ranking in at number 12 on the list. Although this is definitely not something to be proud of, it definitely is an eye opener for St. Louis. It was marked a miserable city due to its high ranking in violent crime, unemployment, foreclosures, taxes and home prices.

( – On Thursday, released its list of the top 20 most miserable cities in the U.S. and St. Louis is among them.

St. Louis ranked 12th on the list this year. Forbes staff writer Kurt Badenhausen writes, “This year we examined nine factors for the 200 largest metro areas in the U.S. The metrics include the serious: violent crime, unemployment, foreclosures, taxes and home prices. We also included less weighty, but still important quality-of-life issues like commute times and weather.”


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