State-by-State visualizes current and historical economic data and analytics about the U.S. Based on the Economic Health Index, State-by-State includes the latest state unemployment numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (updated monthly), as well as state data on housing, health care, energy production, demographics and more. General election polling data from RealClearPolitics will also be included through the 2012 presidential election.
State-by-State allows users to rank any set of states across selected data sets and view trends over time. The tool provides historical data going back to 2000. Learn more about State-by-State features.
Last updated: 10/01/14
Next expected update: 10/02/14
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Click a state bar to see the time series for that data since 2000. Then hover over other bars to compare.
Click the ‘Sort’ button on any row to see the states ordered by descending rank. This will sort all other rows based on the new order.
We have a lot of data! Use the menu at the bottom of the page to add rows for each category.
Voting history provides a visual reference for the party each state elected in a race. Each column presents state election results for presidential, gubernatorial, Senate and House of Representatives races. Blue represents Democrats, red represents Republicans, and light gray represents independent or third-party candidates.
Data on voting history were collected from a variety of sources. Historical party affiliation for both representatives and senators was compiled by the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives in the Official List of Members of the House of Representatives at the start of each congressional session. Party affiliation for the current members of Congress was compiled by the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives in the Official List of Members of the House of Representatives on August 25, 2012. Party affiliation for governors before 2010 was determined by the victor of the most recent gubernatorial race according to the Associated Press. Party affiliation for governors in 2011 and 2012 was compiled by the National Governors Association. Voting history for presidential elections was compiled from the AP.
Last updated: 11/13
Next expected update: 11/14
The presidential margin of victory is defined as the percent of popular votes received for each presidential candidate beyond the minimum necessary to win. Blue bars indicate a voting majority in the state for the Democratic candidate and red bars indicate a voting majority in the state for a Republican candidate.
The data used to calculate the presidential margin of victory are the state’s popular vote results from the Official Presidential General Election Results report. The margin of victory is calculated by using the difference between the percent of votes cast for the Democratic candidate and the Republican candidate. The data on election results are updated every four years by the Federal Election Commission. Election night results are reported via the Associated Press.
Last updated: 09/14 (with 08/14 data)
Next expected update: 12/14
RealClearPolitics polling is defined as the average of polling data in a given state.
The RCP Poll Average, which is compiled by the RealClearPolitics editorial team, is a rolling average of the latest publicly available Election 2012 polls. The RCP Poll Average provides a snapshot in time of the status of a given race and is not a prediction of who may eventually win.
Last updated: 09/14/14
Next expected update: 09/15/14