Special Report

America’s Largest and Smallest State Economies

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Mississippi
> Q2 real GDP per capita: $34,901.51
> Q2 real GDP: $103.87 billion — 15th lowest
> August unemployment rate: 6.00% — 13th highest
> 2019 poverty rate: 19.75% — the highest

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Arkansas
> Q2 real GDP per capita: $40,064.00
> Q2 real GDP: $120.91 billion — 16th lowest
> August unemployment rate: 4.20% — 20th lowest
> 2019 poverty rate: 16.36% — 6th highest

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West Virginia
> Q2 real GDP per capita: $40,520.62
> Q2 real GDP: $72.62 billion — 10th lowest
> August unemployment rate: 4.80% — 25th lowest
> 2019 poverty rate: 17.54% — 4th highest

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Alabama
> Q2 real GDP per capita: $41,597.82
> Q2 real GDP: $203.96 billion — 24th lowest
> August unemployment rate: 3.10% — 7th lowest
> 2019 poverty rate: 16.13% — 7th highest

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South Carolina
> Q2 real GDP per capita: $42,624.55
> Q2 real GDP: $219.46 billion — 25th lowest
> August unemployment rate: 4.20% — 19th lowest
> 2019 poverty rate: 14.05% — 11th highest

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