Top 5 fastest-growing states

3. Indiana – up 4.6 percent

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    Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman joins company and local officials for an announcement that enginemaker Cummins Inc. would spend $100 million to expand a southern Indiana factory and hire 200 people on July 9, 2010, in Seymour, Ind. The jobs would be added in manufacturing and engineering over the next five years.
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As one of the states hit hardest in 2009, Indiana has made a dramatic turnaround in 2010. Manufacturing of durable goods contributed more than two percentage points to the state's impressive 4.6 percent growth. The Hoosier State now has a $245 billion GDP. It sits in the middle of the pack in terms of unemployment, which stood at 8.2 percent in April 2011.

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