Special Report

Fastest Shrinking Local Economy in Every State

6. Colorado: Kiowa County
> GDP change 2013-2018: -25.4% (county) +20.7% (state)
> 2018 county GDP: $73.8 million (0.0% of state GDP)
> Fastest shrinking industry: Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting
> Unemployment change 2013-2018: -2.7 ppt. (4.5% to 1.8%)
> Median household income: $39,784 (county) $68,811 (state)
> Largest place in county: Eads

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7. Connecticut: Litchfield County
> GDP change 2013-2018: -3.6% (county) +1.6% (state)
> 2018 county GDP: $7.7 billion (3.1% of state GDP)
> Fastest shrinking industry: Arts, entertainment, and recreation
> Unemployment change 2013-2018: -3.3 ppt. (7.1% to 3.8%)
> Median household income: $78,314 (county) $76,106 (state)
> Largest place in county: Torrington

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8. Delaware: New Castle County
> GDP change 2013-2018: -0.7% (county) +6.1% (state)
> 2018 county GDP: $42.5 billion (67.7% of state GDP)
> Fastest shrinking industry: Information
> Unemployment change 2013-2018: -2.8 ppt. (6.5% to 3.7%)
> Median household income: $70,996 (county) $65,627 (state)
> Largest place in county: Wilmington

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9. Florida: Union County
> GDP change 2013-2018: -4.7% (county) +18.0% (state)
> 2018 county GDP: $299.2 million (0.0% of state GDP)
> Fastest shrinking industry: Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction
> Unemployment change 2013-2018: -2.9 ppt. (6.3% to 3.4%)
> Median household income: $41,770 (county) $53,267 (state)
> Largest place in county: Lake Butler

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10. Georgia: Putnam County
> GDP change 2013-2018: -25.5% (county) +17.4% (state)
> 2018 county GDP: $445.7 million (0.1% of state GDP)
> Fastest shrinking industry: Utilities
> Unemployment change 2013-2018: -5.3 ppt. (10.3% to 5.0%)
> Median household income: $51,245 (county) $55,679 (state)
> Largest place in county: Eatonton