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Ranking States by Recent Economic Performance – March 2011

05/02/2011 by Jim Haughey, RCD Chief Economist

This chart shows the ranking of states by recent economic performance, including data on the last three months (annualized – March) and changes in economic activity for the latest three months (annualized) versus the previous year.

Ranking States by Recent Economic Performance – March 2011
Index Change Last three months
(annualized – January)
  % Change in Economic Activity Index – From 2007-08 Peak Index Value
Top 25 Bottom 25   Top 25 Bottom 25
MI 10.81 WA 3.18   AK 0.00 OH -5.93
OH 8.74 CT 3.18   MA 0.00 WV -6.17
VT 8.50 MD 3.12   ND 0.00 IL -6.74
OR 8.43 UT 3.04   VT -0.27 CO -7.14
ND 7.56 VA 2.69   NY -0.90 UT -7.46
SC 6.27 FL 2.65   NH -1.35 WA -7.68
IN 6.16 AZ 2.57   TX -1.61 OR -7.85
PA 5.84 AK 2.57   MN -2.53 GA -8.13
NH 5.66 ME 2.51   SD -2.71 NC -8.18
RI 5.23 NM 2.38   PA -3.05 NM -8.64
CA 5.17 MN 2.27   IA -3.21 MD -8.65
MA 4.93 NY 2.26   CT -3.38 SC -8.69
IL 4.64 TN 2.21   LA -3.40 KS -8.86
NV 4.32 CO 2.05   MS -3.67 RI -9.37
OK 3.94 HI 2.02   NE -3.79 MT -9.74
TX 3.65 LA 1.78   CA -3.92 AL -9.75
MO 3.63 DE 1.52   AR -4.12 HI -9.79
NE 3.53 GA 1.50   VA -4.24 MO -10.52
WV 3.52 AR 1.45   WI -4.30 DE -10.77
WI 3.45 WY 1.25   WY -4.48 ME -11.22
KY 3.42 AL 1.14   OK -4.60 AZ -13.36
ID 3.40 MT 0.59   KY -5.20 FL -13.45
MS 3.37 NJ 0.53   IN -5.36 ID -15.24
NC 3.23 SD 0.05   NJ -5.38 MI -20.41*
IA 3.20 KS -1.34   TN -5.42 NV -24.18
*cyclical low before 2008-09
Table: Reed Construction Data and Reed Construction Data – CanaData

For more information, please see Auto Rebound Boosts Economic Growth in Great Lakes Region


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