Who says these cities are the most miserable?


Forbes.com has been on a best and worst cities kick for the last year or so. I read them every week because they're like watching soap operas -- predictable but entertaining nonetheless. Today, the website introduced America's Most Miserable Cities.

Here are the Top-10 losers, according to Forbes:

  1. Stockton, Calif.

  2. Memphis

  3. Chicago

  4. Cleveland

  5. Modesto

  6. Flint

  7. Detroit

  8. Buffalo

  9. Miami

  10. St. Louis

The reasons behind the misery are varied – taxes, unemployment, foreclosures, weather and pro sports teams with bad results.