Some other takeaways:
Real GDP increased in 49 states. Sorry Connecticut.
North Dakota was the fastest growing state in 2012 (at an astonishing 13.4 percent) largely thanks to mining
The insurance and finance industries increased 3.6 percent in 2012 after a dismal –0.6 percent in 2011
At 9.1 percent, durable-goods manufacturing was the largest contributor to state growth
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