A decade after the Great Recession, employment numbers remain strong and seemingly show no signs of a slowdown heading into a presidential election year.
Metro areas like Boston, Seattle and San Francisco are among those in the U.S. that continue to drive their local economies with ongoing tech booms.
Unfortunately, the good times aren’t universal. Many state economies, especially in the South and Northeast, are languishing for myriad reasons: demographic shifts, aging populations and fading industries among them.
A recent WalletHub analysis scored and ranked every state based on 28 key indicators of economic activity, economic health and innovation potential.
We’ve taken a look at the 25 states that have the slowest economies according to WalletHub’s analysis, starting with those in the middle of the pack and ending with the states that have the very worst economies.
For a look at the states with the strongest economies, check out “The 25 Hottest State Economies in America.”