Special Report

States With the Fastest and Slowest Growing Economies

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25. New Mexico
> 3-year GDP growth: +1.6%
> Q2 2017 GDP growth: +4.5% (7th largest increase)
> Fastest growing industry: Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting
> Fastest shrinking industry: Durable goods manufacturing
> 3-year employment growth: +0.7% (2nd smallest increase)

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24. Iowa
> 3-year GDP growth: +1.7%
> Q2 2017 GDP decline: -0.7% (the largest decline)
> Fastest growing industry: Finance and insurance
> Fastest shrinking industry: Mining
> 3-year employment growth: +2.5% (9th smallest increase)

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23. New Hampshire
> 3-year GDP growth: +1.7%
> Q2 2017 GDP growth: +2.9% (tied — 21st largest increase)
> Fastest growing industry: Professional, scientific, and technical services
> Fastest shrinking industry: Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting
> 3-year employment growth: +3.3% (15th smallest increase)

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22. Delaware
> 3-year GDP growth: +1.8%
> Q2 2017 GDP growth: +0.4% (the smallest increase)
> Fastest growing industry: Management of companies and enterprises
> Fastest shrinking industry: Wholesale trade
> 3-year employment growth: +9.5% (2nd largest increase)

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21. Indiana
> 3-year GDP growth: +1.8%
> Q2 2017 GDP growth: +1.7% (10th smallest increase)
> Fastest growing industry: Management of companies and enterprises
> Fastest shrinking industry: Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting
> 3-year employment growth: +7.9% (7th largest increase)

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