Maryland's economy, however, has barely participated in the national energy production boom. Predictably, the state's economy has emerged as an underperformer. In 2010, the state's gross state product expanded 2.8 percent. That slipped to 1.2 percent by 2012, and last year the state's economy failed to expand, even though the nation's did. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, that ranks Maryland 49th out of the 50 states. In late 2010, the state's unemployment rate was roughly 2 percentage points below the national average. Today, the state's unemployment rate is indistinguishable from the national average.