Special Report

Fastest Shrinking Local Economy in Every State

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36. Oklahoma: Harmon County
> GDP change 2013-2018: -37.4% (county) +10.7% (state)
> 2018 county GDP: $70.3 million (0.0% of state GDP)
> Fastest shrinking industry: Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting
> Unemployment change 2013-2018: -1.4 ppt. (4.3% to 2.9%)
> Median household income: $41,607 (county) $51,424 (state)
> Largest place in county: Hollis

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37. Oregon: Sherman County
> GDP change 2013-2018: -13.7% (county) +23.2% (state)
> 2018 county GDP: $583.9 million (0.3% of state GDP)
> Fastest shrinking industry: Utilities
> Unemployment change 2013-2018: -5.2 ppt. (9.3% to 4.1%)
> Median household income: $48,056 (county) $59,393 (state)
> Largest place in county: Wasco

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38. Pennsylvania: Indiana County
> GDP change 2013-2018: -11.4% (county) +9.3% (state)
> 2018 county GDP: $3.9 billion (0.5% of state GDP)
> Fastest shrinking industry: Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction
> Unemployment change 2013-2018: -2.8 ppt. (7.7% to 4.9%)
> Median household income: $46,877 (county) $59,445 (state)
> Largest place in county: Indiana

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39. Rhode Island: Kent County
> GDP change 2013-2018: -0.5% (county) +3.0% (state)
> 2018 county GDP: $8.1 billion (15.1% of state GDP)
> Fastest shrinking industry: Finance and insurance
> Unemployment change 2013-2018: -5.0 ppt. (8.7% to 3.7%)
> Median household income: $70,223 (county) $63,296 (state)
> Largest place in county: Warwick

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40. South Carolina: Clarendon County
> GDP change 2013-2018: -7.2% (county) +15.8% (state)
> 2018 county GDP: $551.3 million (0.3% of state GDP)
> Fastest shrinking industry: Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting
> Unemployment change 2013-2018: -5.6 ppt. (10.3% to 4.7%)
> Median household income: $37,525 (county) $51,015 (state)
> Largest place in county: Manning