Special Report

States With the Fastest and Slowest Growing Economies

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35. Rhode Island
> 3-year GDP growth: +1.2%
> Q2 2017 GDP growth: +2.3% (tied — 16th smallest increase)
> Fastest growing industry: Management of companies and enterprises
> Fastest shrinking industry: Information
> 3-year employment growth: +3.4% (18th smallest increase)

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34. Kentucky
> 3-year GDP growth: +1.2%
> Q2 2017 GDP growth: +3.7% (12th largest increase)
> Fastest growing industry: Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting
> Fastest shrinking industry: Nondurable goods manufacturing
> 3-year employment growth: +0.0%

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33. Montana
> 3-year GDP growth: +1.3%
> Q2 2017 GDP growth: +0.6% (2nd smallest increase)
> Fastest growing industry: Nondurable goods manufacturing
> Fastest shrinking industry: Mining
> 3-year employment growth: +4.1% (22nd smallest increase)

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32. New York
> 3-year GDP growth: +1.4%
> Q2 2017 GDP growth: +1.2% (tied — 4th smallest increase)
> Fastest growing industry: Information
> Fastest shrinking industry: Nondurable goods manufacturing
> 3-year employment growth: +2.7% (13th smallest increase)

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31. Virginia
> 3-year GDP growth: +1.4%
> Q2 2017 GDP growth: +1.5% (tied — 7th smallest increase)
> Fastest growing industry: Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting
> Fastest shrinking industry: Manufacturing
> 3-year employment growth: +1.9% (7th smallest increase)

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