Special Report

States With the Fastest and Slowest Growing Economies

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50. North Dakota
> 3-year GDP decline: -2.2%
> Q2 2017 GDP growth: +8.3% (the largest increase)
> Fastest growing industry: Information
> Fastest shrinking industry: Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting
> 3-year employment growth: +2.0% (8th smallest increase)

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49. Alaska
> 3-year GDP decline: -1.7%
> Q2 2017 GDP growth: +4.8% (6th largest increase)
> Fastest growing industry: Nondurable goods manufacturing
> Fastest shrinking industry: Construction
> 3-year employment decline: -0.9% (3rd largest decline)

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48. Kansas
> 3-year GDP growth: +0.1%
> Q2 2017 GDP growth: +1.5% (tied — 7th smallest increase)
> Fastest growing industry: Management of companies and enterprises
> Fastest shrinking industry: Information
> 3-year employment growth: +1.0% (3rd smallest increase)

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47. South Dakota
> 3-year GDP growth: +0.3%
> Q2 2017 GDP decline: -0.3% (2nd largest decline)
> Fastest growing industry: Arts, entertainment, and recreation
> Fastest shrinking industry: Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting
> 3-year employment growth: +2.9% (14th smallest increase)

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46. Connecticut
> 3-year GDP growth: +0.3%
> Q2 2017 GDP growth: +1.4% (6th smallest increase)
> Fastest growing industry: Mining
> Fastest shrinking industry: Nondurable goods manufacturing
> 3-year employment growth: +4.2% (23rd smallest increase)

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