The National Association of Home Builders reports real gross domestic product (GDP) increased in all 50 states and the District of Columbia in the first quarter 2019 compared to the last quarter of 2018. The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) reported that real GDP growth rates, measured as a seasonally adjusted annual rate, ranged from 5.2% in West Virginia to 1.2% in Hawaii.
Nationwide, real GDP growth increased to 3.1% in the first quarter of 2019, from 2.2% in the last quarter of 2018. Finance and insurance; retail trade; and health care and social assistance were the leading contributors to the acceleration in real GDP growth in the first quarter.
The BEA also reported that the construction industry contributed nothing to U.S. GDP growth in the first quarter.