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Report: Arizona’s economic health middle of the pack in US

PHOENIX — When it comes to economic health, Arizona is about as average at it gets.

Business Insider ranked the Grand Canyon State 21st overall.

The publication said Arizona received good scores for an increase in housing prices and non-farm jobs, but took a ding when it comes to unemployment.

Arizona has an increasingly diverse economy, [but] mining still draws a disproportionately large share of employment in the state.

Overall, the healthiest state — at least in economic terms — was North Dakota, followed by Texas, Colorado, California and Oregon.

The worst? Mississippi.