Special Report

States With the Fastest and Slowest Growing Economies

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45. Oklahoma
> 3-year GDP growth: +0.6%
> Q2 2017 GDP growth: +5.5% (tied — 4th largest increase)
> Fastest growing industry: Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting
> Fastest shrinking industry: Durable goods manufacturing
> 3-year employment growth: +1.7% (6th smallest increase)

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44. Louisiana
> 3-year GDP growth: +0.7%
> Q2 2017 GDP growth: +3.2% (15th largest increase)
> Fastest growing industry: Nondurable goods manufacturing
> Fastest shrinking industry: Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting
> 3-year employment growth: +1.4% (5th smallest increase)

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43. Wyoming
> 3-year GDP growth: +0.7%
> Q2 2017 GDP growth: +7.6% (2nd largest increase)
> Fastest growing industry: Nondurable goods manufacturing
> Fastest shrinking industry: Construction
> 3-year employment decline: -1.9% (the largest decline)

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42. Nebraska
> 3-year GDP growth: +0.8%
> Q2 2017 GDP growth: +1.1% (3rd smallest increase)
> Fastest growing industry: Information
> Fastest shrinking industry: Mining
> 3-year employment decline: -0.1% (5th largest decline)

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41. Mississippi
> 3-year GDP growth: +0.8%
> Q2 2017 GDP growth: +3.0% (tied — 17th largest increase)
> Fastest growing industry: Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting
> Fastest shrinking industry: Mining
> 3-year employment growth: +3.9% (20th smallest increase)

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