10 fastest growing states

The U.S. economy grew only 1.8% in 2013, but these 10 states outpaced the nation.

3.  West Virginia

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  • State GDP: $69 billion
  • Growth in 2013: 5.1%

Like Wyoming, West Virginia's economy has been on a coal-mining roller coaster.

After contracting in 2012, the state economy grew 5% in 2013, driven almost entirely by gains in its mining sector.

Overall, West Virginia still grapples with large problems, though. The whole state added only 900 jobs in 2013.

- Last updated June 11 2014 04:12 PM ET