A consumer credit counseling agency based in Atlanta has put together a list of the most financially distressed metro areas, and Tampa-St. Petersburg or Tampa Bay area is number one, ahead of Detroit.
On a state basis, Florida is the fifth worst in the nation:
source: Tampa named most financially distressed area in the U.S.
also see http://www.credability.org/en/about-credability/media-center/Consumer-Distress-Index/release.aspx
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