Governor: John Kasich (R)
GDP (2009 per capita): $36,421
Unemployment rate (May 2011): 8.6 percent
Foreclosure rate (May 2011): One per 608 households
Budget gap (projected 2012): $3.0 billion
Corporate tax rate: The state has a Commercial Activity Tax instead of an income tax.
Largest employers: Kroger, JPMorgan Chase, Giant Eagle
Sources: US Government, RealtyTrac, Center on Budget & Policy Priorities, Federation of Tax Administrators, Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development