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State ranked top economy in U.S.

AT THE TOP: Washington State is ranked as the nation's top economy among all 50 states by the economic website Wallet Hub.

With economic growth varying significantly from one state to another-California recently became the fifth largest economy in the world while Alaska has an unemployment rate over 6 percent, for instance-the personal-finance website WalletHub Monday released its report on 2019's Best & Worst State Economies.

In order to determine America's top economic performers, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 28 key indicators of economic performance and strength. The data set ranges from GDP growth to startup activity to share of jobs in high-tech industries.

Economic Performance of Washington (1=Best; 25=Avg.)

• 1st – Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Growth


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