News Release

EMBARGOED UNTIL RELEASE AT 8:30 A.M. EDT, Thursday, July 25, 2019
BEA 19-35

Gross Domestic Product by State, First Quarter 2019
West Virginia Had the Fastest Growth in the First Quarter

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased in all 50 states and the District of Columbia in the first quarter of 2019, according to statistics released today by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The percent change in real GDP in the first quarter ranged from 5.2 percent in West Virginia to 1.2 percent in Hawaii (table 1).

Chart: Percent Change in Real GDP by State, 2018:Q4-2019:Q1


  • Finance and insurance, retail trade, and health care and social assistance were the leading contributors to the increase in real GDP nationally (table 2). These industries increased 9.5 percent, 11.9 percent, and 6.2 percent, respectively (GDP by Industry table 1), and contributed to growth in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
  • Mining for the nation increased 26.5 percent, after increasing 38.0 percent in the fourth quarter. This industry was the leading contributor to growth in several states, including the three fastest growing states of West Virginia, Texas, and New Mexico.
  • The government sector decreased 1.1 percent nationally and slowed growth in most states, especially in the District of Columbia. The decrease was partly due to the partial federal government shutdown in January 2019.

Revised annual gross domestic product (GDP) by state statistics for 2014 to 2018 will be released on November 7, 2019. In addition, revised quarterly statistics for 2014:Q1 through 2019:Q1, and new estimates for 2019:Q2 will also be released.

Next release: November 7, 2019 at 8:30 A.M. EST — Gross Domestic Product by State, Second Quarter 2019