August 22, 2016

Best and worst state economies

As rated by Governing based on six variables from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Bureau of Economic Analysis: the current state unemployment rate; the improvement in the state unemployment rate over the past year; the per capita state GDP in 2015; the percent change in real state GDP between 2014 and 2015; the percent change in state personal income per capita, from the third quarter of 2015 to the first quarter of 2016; and the percentage growth in year-to-date increases in jobs for 2016.


1, Massachusetts 
2. Oregon 
3. Delaware
4. Colorado 
5. California
6. Tennessee
7. New hampshire
8. Utah
9, Virginia
10, Maryland


1. West Virginia
2. Alaska
3. Wyoming
4. Mississippi
5. New Mexico
6. Louisiana
7. Oklahoma
8. Alabama
9. Connecticut
10. Arizona

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