Newspaper editors from throughout the state voted in The Associated Press poll.
Florida's unemployment rate hit 11.5 percent in November, the highest since 1975. More than a million people are out of work. The construction industry has lost the most jobs, 73,000.
The state also has the second-highest foreclosure rate. One out of every 165 homes was in some stage of foreclosure last month.
Only Nevada's rate was worse.