Gross Domestic Product Per Capita in Arizona and the United States, Inflation-Adjusted Percent Change
Nationally, the annual percent change in GDP per capita is cyclical, with decreases or small gains during economic recessions and increases of around 2 percent during economic expansions. The percent change in Arizona typically varies from less than the national average during recessions to more than the U.S. average during expansions. Decreases in Arizona were considerably worse than the national average in the recessionary years from 2008 through 2010. Relative to the nation, Arizona did a little better in 2011, about the same in 2012, but worse in 2013 when GDP per capita was unchanged.