43. Oklahoma

The Sooner State is one of the most affordable states in which to live and work, but the state's education system needs some attention.

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Category
Score
2019 Rank
2018 Rank
Grade
Workforce 167 49 43 F
Economy 144 40 32 D+
Infrastructure 193 17 27 B
Cost of Doing Business 226 13 12 A-
Quality of Life 99 46 44 F
Education 46 50 48 F
Technology & Innovation 48 46 40 F
Business Friendliness 111 15 7 B-
Access to Capital 29 30 35 D+
Cost of Living 49 2 3 A+
Overall 1112 43 39 -

Economic Profile

Governor: Kevin Stitt, Republican

Population: 3,943,079

GDP growth (Q4 2018): 5.5%

Unemployment rate (May 2019): 3.2%

Top corporate tax rate: 6%

Top individual income tax rate: 5%

Gasoline tax: 20 cents/gallon

Bond rating (Moody's/S&P): Aa2, stable/AA, stable

Major private employers: Wal-Mart, Integris Health, Williams Partners

Economic profile sources: U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federation of Tax Administrators, American Petroleum Institute (excluding 18.40 cent/gallon federal tax), Moody's Investor Service, S&P Global Market Intelligence

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