Texas' Rankings Revealed Among Best, Worst Economies

Texas ranks No. 20 nationally in the 2017 “Best & Worst State Economies” list.

The annual state-by-state rankings on economic performance are by WalletHub, the personal-finance website.

The data, examining 27 factors, ranges from GDP growth to startup activity to share of jobs in high-tech industries.

Within those factors, Texas ranks No. 1 nationally in exports per capita. It’s also No. 6 in business startup activity.

Here are some of Texas’ other rankings:

--21st: Percentage of jobs in high-tech industries.

--24th: Annual median household income.

--28th: Change in nonfarm payrolls year over year.

--20th:  Government surplus/deficit per capita.

--39th:  Unemployment rate.

--41st: GDP growth.

The full report is at https://wallethub.com/edu/states-with-the-best-economies/21697/.

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