In education, the Mountain State got an "F."
Last year, West Virginia had the very lowest percentage of adults who have earned at least a two-year college degree.
The CFED scorecard makes a number of recommendations to improve the well-being of West Virginians, including:
Nationally, the CFED study found "continuing racial gaps" in the economy. Nearly 64 percent of all black households were "liquid asset poor," while 34 percent of white households were.
Last year, two-thirds of all college students graduated with a student loan debt $553 higher than college graduates had the year before, reaching an average of $26,600 per student.
In 2012, the home foreclosure rate was 4.27, compared to the pre-housing-crash rate of less than 1 percent in 2006.
Created in 1979, CFED works nationally and internationally with offices in Washington, D.C.; Durham, N.C.; and San Francisco.
Reach Paul J. Nyden at pjny...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-5164.