Special Report

America’s Largest and Smallest State Economies

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Idaho
> Q2 real GDP per capita: $42,979.13
> Q2 real GDP: $76.81 billion — 12th lowest
> August unemployment rate: 2.90% — 4th lowest
> 2019 poverty rate: 11.89% — 23rd lowest

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Kentucky
> Q2 real GDP per capita: $43,880.05
> Q2 real GDP: $196.04 billion — 22nd lowest
> August unemployment rate: 4.30% — 22nd lowest
> 2019 poverty rate: 16.67% — 5th highest

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Maine
> Q2 real GDP per capita: $45,434.57
> Q2 real GDP: $61.07 billion — 8th lowest
> August unemployment rate: 4.90% — 23rd highest
> 2019 poverty rate: 11.31% — 20th lowest

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Montana
> Q2 real GDP per capita: $45,519.65
> Q2 real GDP: $48.65 billion — 3rd lowest
> August unemployment rate: 3.50% — 9th lowest
> 2019 poverty rate: 12.41% — 23rd highest

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Arizona
> Q2 real GDP per capita: $45,523.60
> Q2 real GDP: $331.35 billion — 20th highest
> August unemployment rate: 6.20% — 11th highest
> 2019 poverty rate: 13.88% — 14th highest

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