Top 10 best and worst US states for economy

When it comes to ranking states based on their overall economy, Colorado has the other 49 beat. (iStock)

When it comes to ranking states based on their overall economy, Colorado has the other 49 beat.

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U.S. News & World Report on Tuesday declared the western state as being above the rest when considering factors like employment, business environment and growth.

The determination was part of the outlet’s “Best States 2019” list, which demonstrates how states ranked in metrics across these eight differently-weighted categories: healthcare, education, economy, infrastructure, opportunity, fiscal stability, crime and corrections and natural environment.

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“Four of the 10 states with the strongest economies also rank among the top 10 Best States overall,” U.S. News & World Report said.

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Washington, which is among those four, ranked No. 1 on the overall best states list.

The 10 Best States for Economy of 2019

1. Colorado

2. Utah

3. Washington

4. California

5. Oregon

6. Idaho

7. Massachusetts

8. Nevada

9. Florida

10. Arizona

The 10 Worst States for Economy of 2019

41. Illinois

42. Wyoming

43. Arkansas

44. Pennsylvania

45. Alabama

46. Alaska

47. New Mexico

48. Mississippi

49. Louisiana

50. West Virginia