Forbes Magazine says via BizJournals.com:
St. Louis has been ranked the 10th-most miserable city in the nation by Forbes magazine.
The “Forbes Misery Measure” looks at the 150 largest metropolitan statistical areas in the U.S., or those areas with a population of at least 378,000. The list was based on nine factors: commute times, corruption, pro sports teams, Superfund sites, taxes (both income and sales), unemployment, violent crime and weather.
The Gateway City scored in the bottom half of all nine categories, the only metro area to do so, Forbes said.
When you look at where they “graded” the cities on, there’s really no surprise where we ended up. We aren’t (sadly) a public transportation city, corruption happens, no playoff teams, and you don’t really live here until your car gets jacked. 10th seems a little high actually.
Seriously though, this is a complete bullshit rating system. The fact that weather is in there really bends it over. So people can’t ever be happy in Portland because it rains all the time? What a crock. This boys and girls is called link-bait, and yeah, we fell for it.
There is one good thing about this test though: Chicago came in as the third most miserable city! Ha. Just think how all the “Chicago Rules” yuppies have their panties in a bunch of this. St. Louis is used to people shitting on us, Chicago isn’t . Have fun with that.