Special Report

The Fastest Shrinking County In Every State

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Alabama: Perry County
> 2010-2020 population change: -17.9% (10,577 to 8,687)
> 2010-2020 population change, Alabama: +3.0% (4.8 million to 4.9 million)
> 2010-2020 population change due to migration: -1,684
> May 2021 unemployment: 7.0% (state: 2.9%)

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Alaska: Kodiak Island Borough
> 2010-2020 population change: -4.5% (13,606 to 12,992)
> 2010-2020 population change, Alaska: +2.9% (710,246 to 731,158)
> 2010-2020 population change due to migration: -2,075
> May 2021 unemployment: 6.4% (state: 6.4%)

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Arizona: Cochise County
> 2010-2020 population change: -3.0% (131,359 to 127,450)
> 2010-2020 population change, Arizona: +16.1% (6.4 million to 7.4 million)
> 2010-2020 population change due to migration: -6,564
> May 2021 unemployment: 6.4% (state: 6.7%)

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Arkansas: Phillips County
> 2010-2020 population change: -20.5% (21,755 to 17,299)
> 2010-2020 population change, Arkansas: +3.9% (2.9 million to 3.0 million)
> 2010-2020 population change due to migration: -4,755
> May 2021 unemployment: 8.1% (state: 4.5%)

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California: Lassen County
> 2010-2020 population change: -14.0% (34,895 to 30,016)
> 2010-2020 population change, California: +5.7% (37.3 million to 39.4 million)
> 2010-2020 population change due to migration: -5,792
> May 2021 unemployment: 5.3% (state: 7.5%)