February 3, 2022

 Note: Reposted Feb. 3, 2022, to correct state gross domestic product statistics for the third quarter of 2021 back to the first quarter of 2016 due to a data processing error involving industry wage estimates. GDP estimates for the first and second quarters of 2021 also were updated to include industry earnings estimates updated with the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Census of Employment and Wages. For more information, see the technical note.

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased in 36 states and the District of Columbia in the third quarter of 2021, as real GDP for the nation increased at an annual rate of 2.3 percent. The percent change in real GDP in the third quarter ranged from 6.0 percent in Hawaii to –3.7 percent in New Hampshire. GDP estimates reflect the continued economic impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Government pandemic assistance payments to households and business decreased. The full economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic cannot be quantified in the state GDP estimates because the impacts are generally embedded in source data and cannot be separately identified.

  • Professional, scientific, and technical services; finance and insurance; and government and government enterprises were the leading contributors to the increase in real GDP nationally.
  • Accommodation and food services was the leading contributor to the increase in Hawaii.
  • Government and government enterprises, primarily military, was the leading contributor to the decrease in New Hampshire.

For more information, read the full release.