RANKED: The 50 US State Economies From Worst (mostly RED) To Best (mostly BLUE)

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    May 14, 2015 11:52 PM GMT
    http://www.businessinsider.com/ranked-the-50-us-state-economies-2014-8?op=1
    We ranked each state on seven economic measures: the July unemployment rate; the change in nonfarm payroll jobs from June to July 2014; the 2013 GDP per capita; the 2012 per capita consumption; the 2013 average annual wage; the 2013 exports per capita; and the 2012 government expenditures

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    50 Mississippi
    49 New Mexico
    48 Arkansas
    47 Maine
    46 South Carolina
    45 West Virginia
    44 Kentucky
    43 Nevada
    42 Idaho
    40 Hawaii
    41 Florida
    39 Georgia
    38 Oklahoma
    37 Alabama
    36 Rhode Island
    35 Ohio
    15 Virginia
    14 New Hampshire
    13 New Jersey
    12 Illinois
    11 California
    10 Wyoming
    9 Vermont
    8 Delaware
    7 Connecticut
    6 Massachusetts
    5 Washington
    4 Alaska
    3 New York
    2 Texas
    1 North Dakota
  • Relajado

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    May 18, 2015 12:19 PM GMT
    North Dakota so high and poor Maine so low???
  • roadbikeRob

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    May 18, 2015 12:53 PM GMT
    I expected West Virginia to be the worst since it has almost always occupied 50th place during a large part of its history. It is the "poverty strickened state" after all.

    However I am not surprised by Mississippi being ranked 50th. Well that is exactly what happens when you allow your state to be overrun by narrow minded bible thumping screwballs.

    New York's third place ranking is a bit of an embellishment. Our economy is not all that strong and the overwhelming majority of jobs being created are minimum wage, dead end jobs. If New York was ranked at tenth or eleventh place, that would sound much more realistic. But this state as a whole has a long way to go before it can be considered an economic hot spot. The whole state needs to benefit not just New York City, Yonkers and Westchester County. Most of the revitalization in the Buffalo-Niagara Metro Area is all state government driven which is not healthy. It should also be driven by the laws of supply and demand in the free market. The exact same thing pertains to Rochester, Syracuse, Binghamton, and Utica-Rome. Too much government, not enough private sector.
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    May 18, 2015 3:21 PM GMT
    Relajado saidNorth Dakota so high and poor Maine so low???


    Judging was done by a number of criteria. So I'd imagine, especially by GDP/per capita, in factoring an area's resources might be Alaska's oil vs Maine's, what, lobster?

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  • Relajado

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    May 19, 2015 3:39 AM GMT
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  • roadbikeRob

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    May 19, 2015 4:57 PM GMT
    theantijock said
    Relajado saidNorth Dakota so high and poor Maine so low???


    Judging was done by a number of criteria. So I'd imagine, especially by GDP/per capita, in factoring an area's resources might be Alaska's oil vs Maine's, what, lobster?

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    Both potatoes and timber are also major products in Maine.