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Economic growth in the U.S. depends heavily on the performance of individual states, and some pull more weight than others, according to a new study from WalletHub, a personal finance website.

"A strong state economy doesn't guarantee success for the state's residents, but it certainly makes financial success more attainable," WalletHub analyst Cassandra Happe said in a statement. "Factors like a low unemployment rate and high average income help residents purchase property, pay down debt and save for the future."

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