Number of the Day: 3.3 percent

January 31, 2013 | Number of The Day

New Jersey’s economy may still be in the doldrums but at $487 billion, but even so, it provides 3.3 percent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. That ranks New Jersey seventh among states, after California, Texas, New York, Florida, Illinois, and Pennsylvania. The Garden State is eleventh in terms of population, but its economy is larger than that of Ohio, Georgia, Michigan, and North Carolina — all states with larger populations.