List of U.S. states by economic growth rate

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Map of states with percent change in economic growth

This article includes a list of U.S. states sorted by economic growth, the percentage change in real GDP for 2012, using the most recent data available from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.[1]

2012 list[edit]

List of U.S. states by economic growth in 2012 [2]
2012
Rank
State 
Percent
change
 United States 2.8
1  North Dakota 13.4
2  Texas 4.8
3  Oregon 3.9
4  Washington 3.6
5  Minnesota 3.5
6  California 3.5
7  Utah 3.4
8  Indiana 3.3
9  Tennessee 3.3
10  West Virginia 3.3
11  South Carolina 2.7
12  North Carolina 2.7
13  Arizona 2.6
14  Florida 2.4
15  Maryland 2.4
16  Iowa 2.4
17  Mississippi 2.4
18  Michigan 2.2
19  Massachusetts 2.2
20  Ohio 2.2
21  Montana 2.1
22  Colorado 2.1
23  Oklahoma 2.1
24  Georgia 2.1
25  Missouri 2.0
26  Illinois 1.9
27  Pennsylvania 1.7
28  Hawaii 1.6
29  Nebraska 1.5
30  Louisiana 1.5
31  Nevada 1.5
32  Wisconsin 1.5
33  Kentucky 1.4
34  Rhode Island 1.4
35  Kansas 1.4
36  New Jersey 1.3
37  New York 1.3
38  Arkansas 1.3
39  Alabama 1.2
40  Vermont 1.2
41  Alaska 1.1
42  Virginia 1.1
--  District of Columbia 0.7
43  New Hampshire 0.5
44  Maine 0.5
45  Idaho 0.4
46  South Dakota 0.2
47  New Mexico 0.2
48  Wyoming 0.2
49  Delaware 0.2
50  Connecticut -0.1

Further reading[edit]

BEA news release: Widespread Economic Growth in 2012