Special Report

The Fastest Growing and Shrinking State Economies

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45. Arkansas
> 2018 GDP change: +0.9%
> 2018 GDP: $115.9 billion (17th smallest)
> Largest contributor to growth: Manufacturing
> 1-yr. pop. change: +0.5% (24th highest)

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44. Connecticut
> 2018 GDP change: +1.0%
> 2018 GDP: $242.2 billion (23rd largest)
> Largest contributor to growth: Manufacturing
> 1-yr. pop. change: +0.3% (16th lowest)

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43. Hawaii
> 2018 GDP change: +1.0%
> 2018 GDP: $80.8 billion (13th smallest)
> Largest contributor to growth: Real estate and rental and leasing
> 1-yr. pop. change: -0.1% (7th lowest)

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42. Mississippi
> 2018 GDP change: +1.0%
> 2018 GDP: $101.6 billion (15th smallest)
> Largest contributor to growth: Educational services, health care, and social assistance
> 1-yr. pop. change: -0.2% (5th lowest)

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41. Louisiana
> 2018 GDP change: +1.1%
> 2018 GDP: $231.2 billion (24th largest)
> Largest contributor to growth: Professional and business services
> 1-yr. pop. change: +0.1% (9th lowest)

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