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Is Your State’s Economy Failing or Becoming Successful? Find Out Here

The United States has 50 states. These states present a wide diversity of states and economies, the recovery has thus far been uneven. Some states have already come back nearly all the way to normal levels, while others have been stuck behind.

GOBankingRates developed a list talking about how states are doing economically-wise. Find out how your state is doing below:

These states have not yet been pulled up by the slow recovery in the American economy to the extent that some others have. 

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15. Arkansas

  • Feb. 2021 unemployment rate: 4.5%

  • Year-over-year change in unemployment Feb. 2021: -2.8%

  • Q4 2020 GDP per capita: $44,328

  • GDP growth Q3 2020-Q4 2020: 5.1%

  • Average weekly wages Sept. 2020: $892

  • Percent change in average weekly wages Sept. 2019-Sept. 2020: 6.1%

  • Percent of population below poverty line 2019: 16.2%

14. Rhode Island

  • Feb. 2021 unemployment rate: 7.3%

  • Year-over-year change in unemployment Feb. 2021: -8.7%

  • Q4 2020 GDP per capita: $58,245

  • GDP growth Q3 2020-Q4 2020: 2.6%

  • Average weekly wages Sept. 2020: $1,092

  • Percent change in average weekly wages Sept. 2019-Sept. 2020: 10.4%

  • Percent of population below poverty line 2019: 10.8%

13. Oregon

  • Feb. 2021 unemployment rate: 6.1%

  • Year-over-year change in unemployment Feb. 2021: -7.8%

  • Q4 2020 GDP per capita: $62,109

  • GDP growth Q3 2020-Q4 2020: 2.7%

  • Average weekly wages Sept. 2020: $1,113

  • Percent change in average weekly wages Sept. 2019-Sept. 2020: 7.4%

  • Percent of population below poverty line 2019: 11.4%

12. Illinois

  • Feb. 2021 unemployment rate: 7.4%

  • Year-over-year change in unemployment Feb. 2021: -7.5%

  • Q4 2020 GDP per capita: $69,422

  • GDP growth Q3 2020-Q4 2020: 3.5%

  • Average weekly wages Sept. 2020: $1,199

  • Percent change in average weekly wages Sept. 2019-Sept. 2020: 6.8%

  • Percent of population below poverty line 2019: 11.5%

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11. Pennsylvania

  • Feb. 2021 unemployment rate: 7.3%

  • Year-over-year change in unemployment Feb. 2021: -7.2%

  • Q4 2020 GDP per capita: $62,497

  • GDP growth Q3 2020-Q4 2020: 3.7%

  • Average weekly wages Sept. 2020: $1,139

  • Percent change in average weekly wages Sept. 2019-Sept. 2020: 7.0%

  • Percent of population below poverty line 2019: 12.0%

10. Michigan

  • Feb. 2021 unemployment rate: 5.2%

  • Year-over-year change in unemployment Feb. 2021: -7.5%

  • Q4 2020 GDP per capita: $53,008

  • GDP growth Q3 2020-Q4 2020: 1.7%

  • Average weekly wages Sept. 2020: $1,096

  • Percent change in average weekly wages Sept. 2019-Sept. 2020: 7.5%

  • Percent of population below poverty line 2019: 13.0%

9. Wyoming

  • Feb. 2021 unemployment rate: 5.3%

  • Year-over-year change in unemployment Feb. 2021: -5.2%

  • Q4 2020 GDP per capita: $63,772

  • GDP growth Q3 2020-Q4 2020: 3.8%

  • Average weekly wages Sept. 2020: $939

  • Percent change in average weekly wages Sept. 2019-Sept. 2020: -0.4%

  • Percent of population below poverty line 2019: 10.1%

8. Kentucky

  • Feb. 2021 unemployment rate: 5.2%

  • Year-over-year change in unemployment Feb. 2021: -5.1%

  • Q4 2020 GDP per capita: $48,655

  • GDP growth Q3 2020-Q4 2020: 4.3%

  • Average weekly wages Sept. 2020: $935

  • Percent change in average weekly wages Sept. 2019-Sept. 2020: 5.8%

  • Percent of population below poverty line 2019: 16.3%

7. Nevada

  • Feb. 2021 unemployment rate: 8.3%

  • Year-over-year change in unemployment Feb. 2021: -10.6%

  • Q4 2020 GDP per capita: $60,028

  • GDP growth Q3 2020-Q4 2020: 4.2%

  • Average weekly wages Sept. 2020: $1,048

  • Percent change in average weekly wages Sept. 2019-Sept. 2020: 7.8%

  • Percent of population below poverty line 2019: 12.5%

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6. Oklahoma

  • Feb. 2021 unemployment rate: 4.4%

  • Year-over-year change in unemployment Feb. 2021: -5.4%

  • Q4 2020 GDP per capita: $48,508

  • GDP growth Q3 2020-Q4 2020: 3.5%

  • Average weekly wages Sept. 2020: $917

  • Percent change in average weekly wages Sept. 2019-Sept. 2020: 2.3%

  • Percent of population below poverty line 2019: 15.2%

5. Hawaii

  • Feb. 2021 unemployment rate: 9.2%

  • Year-over-year change in unemployment Feb. 2021: -17.8%

  • Q4 2020 GDP per capita: $63,826

  • GDP growth Q3 2020-Q4 2020: 2.1%

  • Average weekly wages Sept. 2020: $1,114

  • Percent change in average weekly wages Sept. 2019-Sept. 2020: 10.3%

  • Percent of population below poverty line 2019: 9.3%

4. Mississippi

  • Feb. 2021 unemployment rate: 6.3%

  • Year-over-year change in unemployment Feb. 2021: -4.0%

  • Q4 2020 GDP per capita: $39,580

  • GDP growth Q3 2020-Q4 2020: 5.6%

  • Average weekly wages Sept. 2020: $810

  • Percent change in average weekly wages Sept. 2019-Sept. 2020: 5.6%

  • Percent of population below poverty line 2019: 19.6%

3. West Virginia

  • Feb. 2021 unemployment rate: 6.2%

  • Year-over-year change in unemployment Feb. 2021: -5.5%

  • Q4 2020 GDP per capita: $41,798

  • GDP growth Q3 2020-Q4 2020: 3.4%

  • Average weekly wages Sept. 2020: $913

  • Percent change in average weekly wages Sept. 2019-Sept. 2020: 1.8%

  • Percent of population below poverty line 2019: 16.0%

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2. Louisiana

  • Feb. 2021 unemployment rate: 7.6%

  • Year-over-year change in unemployment Feb. 2021: -7.8%

  • Q4 2020 GDP per capita: $53,229

  • GDP growth Q3 2020-Q4 2020: 3.0%

  • Average weekly wages Sept. 2020: $970

  • Percent change in average weekly wages Sept. 2019-Sept. 2020: 5.2%

  • Percent of population below poverty line 2019: 19.0%

1. New Mexico

  • Feb. 2021 unemployment rate: 8.3%

  • Year-over-year change in unemployment Feb. 2021: -8.9%

  • Q4 2020 GDP per capita: $49,050

  • GDP growth Q3 2020-Q4 2020: 2.5%

  • Average weekly wages Sept. 2020: $944

  • Percent change in average weekly wages Sept. 2019-Sept. 2020: 5.1%

  • Percent of population below poverty line 2019: 18.2%

The rest of the states may be headed for a better year economically and may be leading the country to a full recovery. These states include Nebraska, South Dakota, and Utah. 

Stay updated with more news here at the East County Gazette. 

Celine German Lagundi
Celine German Lagundihttps://theeastcountygazette.com/
Celine is an experienced news writer, artist, and advocate based in Cebu. She is passionate about pop culture and current affairs.
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