Special Report

America’s Largest and Smallest State Economies

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California
> Q2 real GDP per capita: $71,689.69
> Q2 real GDP: $2,832.62 billion — the highest
> August unemployment rate: 7.50% — 2nd highest
> 2019 poverty rate: 13.00% — 20th highest

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Washington
> Q2 real GDP per capita: $74,357.79
> Q2 real GDP: $566.23 billion — 8th highest
> August unemployment rate: 5.10% — 20th highest
> 2019 poverty rate: 10.07% — 11th lowest

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North Dakota
> Q2 real GDP per capita: $75,986.34
> Q2 real GDP: $57.91 billion — 7th lowest
> August unemployment rate: 3.60% — 11th lowest
> 2019 poverty rate: 10.16% — 12th lowest

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Massachusetts
> Q2 real GDP per capita: $76,074.28
> Q2 real GDP: $524.34 billion — 12th highest
> August unemployment rate: 5.00% — 22nd highest
> 2019 poverty rate: 9.85% — 9th lowest

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New York
> Q2 real GDP per capita: $77,663.28
> Q2 real GDP: $1,510.83 billion — 3rd highest
> August unemployment rate: 7.40% — 3rd highest
> 2019 poverty rate: 13.89% — 13th highest

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