GDP by State for 2006
According to a report released by the BEA for Gross Domestic Product by State in 2006:
1. The average economic growth for all states in 2006 was 3.4%.
2. Michigan was the only state with negative economic growth in 2006, -0.50%. It also has the highest unemployment rate in the country for August at 7.4%.
3. Idaho was the state with the highest rate of output growth, at 7.4%, followed by Utah (7.2%), Arizona (6.8%) and Oklahoma (6.7%), which are all right-to-work states.
Bottom Line: Michigan should maybe consider becoming a right-to-work state?