Chicago is plagued by gun violence; Los Angeles is hit by earthquakes and wildfires; and several cities in Florida regularly face hurricanes. Yet the most miserable city in the U.S. is Gary, Indiana.
That’s according to Business Insider, which on Wednesday released its list of the Most Miserable Cities in the Country. The main reason Gary residents are so unhappy is unemployment. According to the list, only half of its population is employed and 36 percent of residents live in poverty.
Port Arthur, Texas checks in at number two; Detroit is ranked third; and two New Jersey cities — Passaic and Newark — round out the top five. The only Illinois city to make the Top (or bottom 50 depending on your perspective), Cicero, Illinois at #16.
Here’s the complete list from Business Insider.