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| Sep 30 2022

State GDP and Personal Income

State real GDP growth ranged widely in 2022: Q2. 40 states saw declines, with Wyoming’s -4.8 percent rate the lowest. However, there were also a number of increases, led by Tezas’s 1.8 percent. The diversity can be best illustrated by noting that Connecticut, a state will very little in common with Wyoming, saw a comparable decline (-4.7 percent). Moreover, West Virginia, like Wyoming heavily dependent on coal production, had a 1.4 percent growth rate. Some of the price increases were also interesting: North Dakota’s current-dollar GDP rose at a spectacular 30.5 percent rate, while its real output fell at a 0.7 percent rate, meaning that the state’s GDP deflator rose at a rate above 31 percent—obviously, a reflection of the spring surge in oil prices.

Looking at industry contributions, major sources of declines were construction, nondurable goods manufacturing, and wholesale trade (all three down in every state). A large pickup in accommodations and food services was arithmetically responsible for Hawaii being one of the few states with a real GDP increase.

State personal income and GDP are now reported in the same release. Q2 growth rates ranged from 10.9 percent in North Dakota (oil prices again at work) to Connecticut’s 2.2 percent.

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  • Charles Steindel has been editor of Business Economics, the journal of the National Association for Business Economics, since 2016. From 2014 to 2021 he was Resident Scholar at the Anisfield School of Business, Ramapo College of New Jersey. From 2010 to 2014 he was the first Chief Economist of the New Jersey Department of the Treasury, with responsibilities for economic and revenue projections and analysis of state economic policy. He came to the Treasury after a long career at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he played a major role in forecasting and policy advice and rose to the rank of Senior Vice-President. He has served in leadership positions in a number of professional organizations. In 2011 he received the William F. Butler Award from the New York Association for Business Economics, is a fellow of NABE and of the Money Marketeers of New York University, and has received several awards for articles published in Business Economics. In 2017 he delivered Ramapo College's Sebastian J. Raciti Memorial Lecture. He is a member of the panel for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia's Survey of Professional Forecasters and of the Committee on Research in Income and Wealth. He has published papers in a range of areas, and is the author of Economic Indicators for Professionals: Putting the Statistics into Perspective. He received his bachelor's degree from Emory University, his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and is a National Association for Business Economics Certified Business EconomistTM.

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