Governor: Rick Perry (R)
GDP (2009 per capita): $43,032
Unemployment rate (May 2011): 8.0 percent
Foreclosure rate (May 2011): One per 1,074 households
Budget gap (projected 2012): $13.4 billion
Corporate tax rate: The state has a Franchise Tax instead of an income tax.
Largest employers: AT&T, H-E-B, JPMorgan Chase (Excludes Retailers)
Sources: US Government, RealtyTrac, Center on Budget & Policy Priorities, Federation of Tax Administrators, Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development