States With the Fastest and Slowest Growing Economies

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40. West Virginia
> 3-year GDP growth: +0.8%
> Q2 2017 GDP growth: +4.1% (8th largest increase)
> Fastest growing industry: Mining
> Fastest shrinking industry: Construction
> 3-year employment decline: -1.0% (2nd largest decline)

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39. Illinois
> 3-year GDP growth: +0.9%
> Q2 2017 GDP growth: +2.2% (15th smallest increase)
> Fastest growing industry: Mining
> Fastest shrinking industry: Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting
> 3-year employment growth: +3.3% (16th smallest increase)

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38. New Jersey
> 3-year GDP growth: +0.9%
> Q2 2017 GDP growth: +2.3% (tied — 16th smallest increase)
> Fastest growing industry: Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting
> Fastest shrinking industry: Utilities
> 3-year employment growth: +3.4% (17th smallest increase)

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37. Missouri
> 3-year GDP growth: +0.9%
> Q2 2017 GDP growth: +3.0% (tied — 17th largest increase)
> Fastest growing industry: Professional, scientific, and technical services
> Fastest shrinking industry: Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting
> 3-year employment growth: +5.3% (20th largest increase)

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36. Vermont
> 3-year GDP growth: +1.1%
> Q2 2017 GDP growth: +2.5% (tied — 21st smallest increase)
> Fastest growing industry: Management of companies and enterprises
> Fastest shrinking industry: Utilities
> 3-year employment decline: -0.6% (4th largest decline)