How Does Your State's Economic Output Compare to Foreign Countries?
The United States has a huge economy, so it might be hard to visualize all that activity. Using 2014 information gathered from the International Monetary Fund via Wikipedia, Carpe Diem Blog decided that the best way to illustrate the economy was to break down the gross domestic product (GDP), the value of everything produced by businesses and people in a year. The team behind the blog matched each state in the U.S. with a country that had a similar economic output. For example, the United State's largest GDP is California, which shares similar numbers to Brazil.
The Afternoon Map is a semi-regular feature in which we post maps and infographics. In the afternoon. Semi-regularly. Thanks to AEI for this one.