The economies of every US state and DC, ranked from worst to best
Friday, July 27, 2018
The US is a massive, complex economy, and so too are the component economies of the 50 states and Washington, DC, that make up the whole.
Business Insider combined six measures of labor-market and general economic health for all the states and the District of Columbia. They are the unemployment rate, job growth, per-capita GDP, GDP growth, average weekly wages, and wage growth. By putting all those on a common scale and combining them, we came up with an overall score for each state's economy.
Wisconsin's April 2018 unemployment rate of 2.8% was tied for fifth-lowest among the states and DC, and its Q4 2017 GDP growth rate of 3.1% was tied for eighth-highest.