Special Report

Fastest Shrinking Local Economy in Every State

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26. Montana: Petroleum County
> GDP change 2013-2018: -39.2% (county) +8.9% (state)
> 2018 county GDP: $22.5 million (0.0% of state GDP)
> Fastest shrinking industry: Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction
> Unemployment change 2013-2018: -0.6 ppt. (4.8% to 4.2%)
> Median household income: $44,688 (county) $52,559 (state)
> Largest place in county: Winnett

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27. Nebraska: Hayes County
> GDP change 2013-2018: -36.9% (county) +8.7% (state)
> 2018 county GDP: $41.3 million (0.0% of state GDP)
> Fastest shrinking industry: Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting
> Unemployment change 2013-2018: -1.2 ppt. (3.4% to 2.2%)
> Median household income: $45,515 (county) $59,116 (state)
> Largest place in county: Hayes Center

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28. Nevada: Humboldt County
> GDP change 2013-2018: -17.8% (county) +16.8% (state)
> 2018 county GDP: $1.2 billion (0.8% of state GDP)
> Fastest shrinking industry: Construction
> Unemployment change 2013-2018: -2.8 ppt. (6.2% to 3.4%)
> Median household income: $70,373 (county) $57,598 (state)
> Largest place in county: Winnemucca

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29. New Hampshire: Coos County
> GDP change 2013-2018: +0.4% (county) +10.2% (state)
> 2018 county GDP: $1.1 billion (1.5% of state GDP)
> Fastest shrinking industry: Finance and insurance
> Unemployment change 2013-2018: -2.9 ppt. (6.1% to 3.2%)
> Median household income: $45,696 (county) $74,057 (state)
> Largest place in county: Berlin

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30. New Jersey: Salem County
> GDP change 2013-2018: -12.5% (county) +6.2% (state)
> 2018 county GDP: $5.0 billion (0.9% of state GDP)
> Fastest shrinking industry: Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services
> Unemployment change 2013-2018: -5.0 ppt. (10.4% to 5.4%)
> Median household income: $64,309 (county) $79,363 (state)
> Largest place in county: Pennsville