Undated (AP) -- A monthly associated press analysis shows California, Michigan and South Carolina suffered the most financial pain during May.
Unemployment, home foreclosures and bankruptcies rose during the month, contributing to a higher score for the average U.S. county in the AP's economic stress index.
Williams County in northwest Ohio is one of a handful of manufacturing communities that have suffered the sharpest increases in stress scores over the past year.
The AP calculates a score from 1 to 100 based on each county's unemployment, foreclosure and bankruptcy rates.
The higher the score, the higher the economic stress.
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