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Can you name the America's Most Miserable Cities of 2010 according to Forbes Magazine?

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Rank (State)CityReasons
1 (OH)Brutal winters, high crime, ever expanding tortured sports history, loss of 71,000 people in 5 years
2 (CA)18.5% unemployment and growing, high violent crime rate
3 (TN)10th highest crime rate, jailed public officials, NBA team with .280 winning percentage
4 (MI)Thousands of homes worth under $10,000, six years of an economy in the red
5 (MI)Extreme job loss and high crime rate, demolishing of sustainable housing
6 (FL)Bottom 10% in commute times, crime rate, and corruption, 7.2% foreclosure rate
7 (MO)Nation's 2nd highest crime rate, worst NFL team in last 3 years
8 (NY)Waning industry, heavy snow, 50% population decline in 50 years
9 (OH)Only 18% of adults w/ college degree, massive migration from city, high crime
10 (IL)Nation's highest sales tax of 10.25%, frustrating commutes, loss of Olympic bid
Rank (State)CityReasons
11 (CA)18.5% unemployment, 8.5% houses foreclosed
12 (OH)Highest local tax in state of 2.25%, abandoned by local hero
13 (MO)15th highest crime rate, high taxes, two awful pro teams
14 (IL)Highest crime rate in state, poor school district, 16.9% unemplyoment
15 (OH)20 years of population loss, lack of white collar jobs
16 (NY)Highest commute times and income tax levels in the country
17 (CA)Foreclosures of 5.6%, capitol to a struggling state economy, new NBA arena lacks funding
18 (OH)Charges of local officials include bribery, racketeering, and tax evasion
19 (IN)Deterioration of its steel industry, 11th highest crime rate
20 (PA)Long commutes, top 25 high crime rate, lousy air quality, lots of pollution

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