In a new study of the 100 largest cities in the US, economists from MetroMoniter used factors such as employment, business growth and changes in housing prices to rank the most miserable places to live. Who won the dubious first place prize? Here’s hoping you put your money on Las Vegas because Sin City claimed the top spot. Since the recession hit, Las Vegas’ unemployment has risen 7.5 percent while housing prices have fallen a dramatic 64.5 percent from the market peak in late 2007. The rest of the top 10 cities are all in California or Florida and include California’s capital city of Sacramento, where unemployment is up 5.6 percent and housing prices are down 53.4 percent. Miami also made the list, thanks to its unemployment rising 5.8 percent and housing prices falling 52.5 percent.

Here’s the complete list:

1. Las Vegas, Nevada
2. Riverside, California
3. Sacramento, California
4. Stockton, California
5. Cape Coral, Florida
6. Sarasota, Florida
7. Palm Bay, Florida
8. Miami, Florida
9. Fresno, California
10. Tampa, Florida

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