Special Report

States With the Fastest and Slowest Growing Economies

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15. North Carolina
> 3-year GDP growth: +2.3%
> Q2 2017 GDP growth: +2.3% (tied — 16th smallest increase)
> Fastest growing industry: Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting
> Fastest shrinking industry: Finance and insurance
> 3-year employment growth: +7.5% (11th largest increase)

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14. Arizona
> 3-year GDP growth: +2.4%
> Q2 2017 GDP growth: +3.1% (16th largest increase)
> Fastest growing industry: Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting
> Fastest shrinking industry: Mining
> 3-year employment growth: +9.5% (3rd largest increase)

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13. Nevada
> 3-year GDP growth: +2.5%
> Q2 2017 GDP growth: +3.8% (tied — 10th largest increase)
> Fastest growing industry: Construction
> Fastest shrinking industry: Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting
> 3-year employment growth: +7.7% (9th largest increase)

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12. Tennessee
> 3-year GDP growth: +2.6%
> Q2 2017 GDP growth: +3.0% (tied — 17th largest increase)
> Fastest growing industry: Management of companies and enterprises
> Fastest shrinking industry: Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting
> 3-year employment growth: +5.3% (19th largest increase)

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11. Texas
> 3-year GDP growth: +2.6%
> Q2 2017 GDP growth: +6.2% (3rd largest increase)
> Fastest growing industry: Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting
> Fastest shrinking industry: Durable goods manufacturing
> 3-year employment growth: +5.0% (21st largest increase)

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