Top 5 Most Distressed States for Consumers

Top 5 Most Distressed States for Consumers

While the state's score moved in a positive direction for the last quarter, its position relative to other states has deteriorated. It is now the most distressed state in the U.S. for consumers.

Consumer Distress Index Score, Q1, 2011: 60.8%

Number of consecutive quarters in distress: 13

Georgia is among the six states in the southeast region that rank among the 10 most distressed states.

Consumer Distress Index Score, Q1, 2011: 63.0%

Number of consecutive quarters in distress: 13

Michigan moved from the most distressed state last quarter, to the number three spot. However, consumers in the state have been in distress longer than any other state.

Number of consecutive quarters in distress: 20

Florida's housing market continues to hurt consumers in the state.

Consumer Distress Index Score, Q1, 2011: 63.6%

Number of consecutive quarters in distress: 13

Arizona has shown improvement in its consumer distress index score, but the state continues to suffer from unemployment and housing problems.

Consumer Distress Index Score, Q1, 2011: 64.1%

Number of consecutive quarters in distress: 11

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