Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased in all 50 states and the District of Columbia in the first quarter of 2019. The percent change in real GDP in the first quarter ranged from 5.2 percent in West Virginia to 1.2 percent in Hawaii.
- Finance and insurance, retail trade, and health care and social assistance were the leading contributors to the increase in real GDP nationally. These industries increased 9.5 percent, 11.9 percent and 6.2 percent, respectively, 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.
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