Special Report

Fastest Shrinking Local Economy in Every State

21. Massachusetts: Berkshire County
> GDP change 2013-2018: +5.8% (county) +13.8% (state)
> 2018 county GDP: $6.7 billion (1.3% of state GDP)
> Fastest shrinking industry: Utilities
> Unemployment change 2013-2018: -3.4 ppt. (7.4% to 4.0%)
> Median household income: $56,674 (county) $77,378 (state)
> Largest place in county: Pittsfield

22. Michigan: Baraga County
> GDP change 2013-2018: -4.9% (county) +10.9% (state)
> 2018 county GDP: $259.1 million (0.1% of state GDP)
> Fastest shrinking industry: Wholesale trade
> Unemployment change 2013-2018: -8.4 ppt. (14.5% to 6.1%)
> Median household income: $42,444 (county) $54,938 (state)
> Largest place in county: Baraga

23. Minnesota: Cook County
> GDP change 2013-2018: -20.5% (county) +11.1% (state)
> 2018 county GDP: $252.0 million (0.1% of state GDP)
> Fastest shrinking industry: Utilities
> Unemployment change 2013-2018: -2.3 ppt. (5.8% to 3.5%)
> Median household income: $52,271 (county) $68,411 (state)
> Largest place in county: Grand Marais

24. Mississippi: Tallahatchie County
> GDP change 2013-2018: -31.5% (county) +3.2% (state)
> 2018 county GDP: $224.6 million (0.2% of state GDP)
> Fastest shrinking industry: Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting
> Unemployment change 2013-2018: -5.8 ppt. (11.1% to 5.3%)
> Median household income: $30,028 (county) $43,567 (state)
> Largest place in county: Charleston

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25. Missouri: Pemiscot County
> GDP change 2013-2018: -29.8% (county) +4.8% (state)
> 2018 county GDP: $423.6 million (0.1% of state GDP)
> Fastest shrinking industry: Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction
> Unemployment change 2013-2018: -4.8 ppt. (10.3% to 5.5%)
> Median household income: $33,390 (county) $53,560 (state)
> Largest place in county: Caruthersville