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October 18, 2017

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Biggest losers: Nevada heads list of worst state economies


Steve Marcus

A view of Strip casinos on Flamingo Road looking westbound from a helicopter May 21, 2012.

People who live in these nine states have a reason to sing the economic blues: Nevada, Florida, Arizona, Connecticut, Michigan, Maine, Georgia, New Jersey and Illinois. These states have yet to recover from the recession.

The first five states on that list are in a particularly bad funk with their economies far below where they were back in 2007.

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