Economic output declined in 38 states last year, as U.S. real GDP by state fell 2.1%, according...

|By:, SA News Editor

Economic output declined in 38 states last year, as U.S. real GDP by state fell 2.1%, according to a Commerce Department report. Growth was led by Oklahoma and Wyoming, states with a heavy concentration of extraction-related industries like mining. Nevada, an epicenter of the housing bust, saw the largest decline in state GDP.