The 25 Hottest State Economies in America

25. Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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State’s total score: 44.92 out of 100

Pennsylvania’s economy is ranked smack in the middle of the nation’s 50 states. In June, the state’s unemployment rate was 3.8%, just a tick above the nation’s 3.7% unemployment rate.

The Keystone State is home to one of the nation’s leading business schools — the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School — as well as Fortune 500 companies such as Comcast, Rite Aid and Kraft Heinz.

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