Special Report

Fastest Shrinking Local Economy in Every State

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31. New Mexico: Mora County
> GDP change 2013-2018: -42.7% (county) +8.2% (state)
> 2018 county GDP: $76.6 million (0.1% of state GDP)
> Fastest shrinking industry: Transportation and warehousing
> Unemployment change 2013-2018: -5.6 ppt. (11.7% to 6.1%)
> Median household income: $26,968 (county) $48,059 (state)
> Largest place in county: Wagon Mound

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32. New York: Jefferson County
> GDP change 2013-2018: -8.1% (county) +8.8% (state)
> 2018 county GDP: $5.9 billion (0.4% of state GDP)
> Fastest shrinking industry: Government and government enterprises
> Unemployment change 2013-2018: -3.6 ppt. (9.2% to 5.6%)
> Median household income: $52,268 (county) $65,323 (state)
> Largest place in county: Watertown

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33. North Carolina: Tyrrell County
> GDP change 2013-2018: -22.2% (county) +11.7% (state)
> 2018 county GDP: $105.3 million (0.0% of state GDP)
> Fastest shrinking industry: Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting
> Unemployment change 2013-2018: -6.6 ppt. (12.9% to 6.3%)
> Median household income: $35,472 (county) $52,413 (state)
> Largest place in county: Columbia

34. North Dakota: Slope County
> GDP change 2013-2018: -48.6% (county) +0.7% (state)
> 2018 county GDP: $57.3 million (0.1% of state GDP)
> Fastest shrinking industry: Manufacturing
> Unemployment change 2013-2018: +0.2 ppt. (2.1% to 2.3%)
> Median household income: $63,942 (county) $63,473 (state)
> Largest place in county: Marmarth

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35. Ohio: Adams County
> GDP change 2013-2018: -44.1% (county) +9.9% (state)
> 2018 county GDP: $835.3 million (0.1% of state GDP)
> Fastest shrinking industry: Utilities
> Unemployment change 2013-2018: -5.6 ppt. (12.7% to 7.1%)
> Median household income: $36,894 (county) $54,533 (state)
> Largest place in county: West Union