42. Vermont

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The Green Mountain State offers America's peak quality of life. But finding workers can be challenging.

Economic Profile

Governor: Phil Scott, Republican

Population: 623,347

GDP growth (Q1 2021): 6.1%

Unemployment rate (May 2021): 2.6%

Top corporate tax rate: 8.5%

Top individual income tax rate: 8.75%

Gasoline tax: 30.46 cents/gallon

Bond rating (Moody's/S&P): Aa1, stable/AA+, negative

Major private employers: Fletcher Allen Health Care, Casella Waste Systems

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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