Hawaii may have low unemployment (the third-lowest rate, actually) and a modest but steadily growing economy (the latter estimate according to local forecasts), but a national study says we stink when it comes to economic growth.
In spite of state and county efforts to create high-tech jobs, Hawaii is ranked 50th when it comes to offering careers in these industries.
We are also 51st for exports per capita. (The District of Columbia is included in the analysis.)
The best state for economic growth, says WalletHub is Washington state, home to Amazon and Microsoft, among others. The worst state is Alaska, home to oil and gas.
Hawaii did score well in at least one economic indicator: highest state-government surplus per capita.
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