California’s robust economy helped it leapfrog over France.
(Reuters) – California is now the sixth-largest economy in the world, surpassing France, thanks to a robust state economy and strong U.S. dollar.
California was the world’s eighth-largest economy in 2014, Irena Asmundson, chief economist of the California Department of Finance, said in a phone interview on Friday. “California did exceptionally well in 2015.”
Source: California Passes France As World’s 6th-Largest Economy