A Different Way of Visualizing the U.S. Economy

Matthew Yglesias: “This cool diagram from HowMuch.net gives us a different way to visualize the entire US economy, depicting the whole thing as a big circle and then slicing it up by state, with each state’s area representing its share of total economic output:”

“Florida punches a bit below its weight in terms of population, in part because a large share of the state’s residents are retired. There are also disparities related to wealth. New Jersey has fewer people than North Carolina, Michigan, or Georgia, but it contributes more to the national economy since the productivity per worker in New Jersey is much higher.”

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