America's 20 most miserable cities

Published On: Feb 15 2012 11:50:19 AM PST   Updated On: Feb 27 2013 11:00:00 PM PST

Drugs. Violence. Unemployment. Is your community one of the 20 most miserable cities in America?

Miserable - Modesto
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5. Modesto, Calif. -- This city jumped from 19th to fifth on this year's list primarily because of the housing bust. There were 6,859 foreclosure filings in 2012, according to RealtyTrac, the third highest number in the country. Recent unemployment was 15 percent.


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