Special Report

States With the Fastest and Slowest Growing Economies

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20. Alabama
> 3-year GDP growth: +1.8%
> Q2 2017 GDP growth: +2.5% (tied — 21st smallest increase)
> Fastest growing industry: Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting
> Fastest shrinking industry: Finance and insurance
> 3-year employment growth: +1.3% (4th smallest increase)

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19. Maryland
> 3-year GDP growth: +1.9%
> Q2 2017 GDP growth: +2.4% (tied — 19th smallest increase)
> Fastest growing industry: Information
> Fastest shrinking industry: Finance and insurance
> 3-year employment growth: +3.9% (19th smallest increase)

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18. Minnesota
> 3-year GDP growth: +2.1%
> Q2 2017 GDP growth: +1.2% (tied — 4th smallest increase)
> Fastest growing industry: Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting
> Fastest shrinking industry: Mining
> 3-year employment growth: +2.7% (11th smallest increase)

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17. South Carolina
> 3-year GDP growth: +2.2%
> Q2 2017 GDP growth: +2.4% (tied — 19th smallest increase)
> Fastest growing industry: Mining
> Fastest shrinking industry: Educational services
> 3-year employment growth: +7.9% (8th largest increase)

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16. Hawaii
> 3-year GDP growth: +2.3%
> Q2 2017 GDP growth: +1.5% (tied — 7th smallest increase)
> Fastest growing industry: Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting
> Fastest shrinking industry: Utilities
> 3-year employment growth: +7.6% (10th largest increase)

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