Special Report

Fastest Shrinking Local Economy in Every State

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11. Hawaii: Honolulu County
> GDP change 2013-2018: +9.2% (county) +11.3% (state)
> 2018 county GDP: $61.1 billion (73.9% of state GDP)
> Fastest shrinking industry: Utilities
> Unemployment change 2013-2018: -2.1 ppt. (4.4% to 2.3%)
> Median household income: $82,906 (county) $78,084 (state)
> Largest place in county: Honolulu

12. Idaho: Custer County
> GDP change 2013-2018: -40.3% (county) +17.8% (state)
> 2018 county GDP: $177.3 million (0.3% of state GDP)
> Fastest shrinking industry: Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction
> Unemployment change 2013-2018: -4.4 ppt. (8.4% to 4.0%)
> Median household income: $39,957 (county) $53,089 (state)
> Largest place in county: Challis

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13. Illinois: Saline County
> GDP change 2013-2018: -26.6% (county) +6.2% (state)
> 2018 county GDP: $849.8 million (0.1% of state GDP)
> Fastest shrinking industry: Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction
> Unemployment change 2013-2018: -4.1 ppt. (10.6% to 6.5%)
> Median household income: $41,167 (county) $63,575 (state)
> Largest place in county: Harrisburg

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14. Indiana: Pike County
> GDP change 2013-2018: -25.4% (county) +8.4% (state)
> 2018 county GDP: $690.5 million (0.2% of state GDP)
> Fastest shrinking industry: Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction
> Unemployment change 2013-2018: -3.3 ppt. (6.8% to 3.5%)
> Median household income: $52,527 (county) $54,325 (state)
> Largest place in county: Petersburg

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15. Iowa: Fremont County
> GDP change 2013-2018: -30.0% (county) +9.9% (state)
> 2018 county GDP: $241.3 million (0.1% of state GDP)
> Fastest shrinking industry: Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting
> Unemployment change 2013-2018: -2.3 ppt. (4.2% to 1.9%)
> Median household income: $54,281 (county) $58,580 (state)
> Largest place in county: Hamburg