Special Report

The Fastest Growing and Shrinking State Economies

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50. Alaska
> 2018 GDP change: -0.3%
> 2018 GDP: $52.3 billion (6th smallest)
> Largest contributor to growth: Educational services, health care, and social assistance
> 1-yr. pop. change: -0.3% (4th lowest)

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49. Wyoming
> 2018 GDP change: +0.3%
> 2018 GDP: $38.4 billion (2nd smallest)
> Largest contributor to growth: Real estate and rental and leasing
> 1-yr. pop. change: -1.1% (the lowest)

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48. Delaware
> 2018 GDP change: +0.3%
> 2018 GDP: $63.9 billion (9th smallest)
> Largest contributor to growth: Manufacturing
> 1-yr. pop. change: +1.0% (13th highest)

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47. Rhode Island
> 2018 GDP change: +0.6%
> 2018 GDP: $53.7 billion (7th smallest)
> Largest contributor to growth: Real estate and rental and leasing
> 1-yr. pop. change: +0.3% (15th lowest)

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46. Montana
> 2018 GDP change: +0.9%
> 2018 GDP: $44.8 billion (3rd smallest)
> Largest contributor to growth: Real estate and rental and leasing
> 1-yr. pop. change: +0.8% (16th highest)

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