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Comparing US states with countries: Stateside substitutes

Which countries match the GDP and population of America's states? IT HAS long been true that California on its own would rank as one of the biggest economies of the world. These days, it would rank eighth, falling between Italy and Brazil on a nominal exchange-rate basis. But how do other American states compare with other countries? Taking the nearest equivalent country from 2009 data reveals some surprises. Who would have thought that, despite years of auto-industry hardship, the economy of Michigan is still the same size as Taiwan's? Also see our other "country equivalents" interactive maps:Indian states and territories as countriesChinese provinces as countriesBrazilian states as countries

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Here’s Every Single Job in America, Mapped Data for GOOD Knowledge is the first step on the way to progress. Over a recent break from school, Harvard sociology Ph.D. candidate Robert Manduca whipped up a fascinating visualization of the geography of American jobs, powered by data sets from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics.

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