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Fastest Growing Local Economy in Every State

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Virginia: Brunswick County
> Real GDP growth, 2015 to 2020: +161.8% (county); +4.1% (state)
> Fastest growing industry: Utilities
> Unemployment rate, Feb. 2022: 5.4%
> Median household income: $46,111
> Largest place in county: Lawrenceville

Washington: Klickitat County
> Real GDP growth, 2015 to 2020: +52.2% (county); +20.6% (state)
> Fastest growing industry: Manufacturing
> Unemployment rate, Feb. 2022: 6.5%
> Median household income: $56,667
> Largest place in county: Goldendale

West Virginia: Doddridge County
> Real GDP growth, 2015 to 2020: +55.8% (county); +-1.3% (state)
> Fastest growing industry: Utilities
> Unemployment rate, Feb. 2022: 3.5%
> Median household income: $51,300
> Largest place in county: West Union

Wisconsin: St. Croix County
> Real GDP growth, 2015 to 2020: +12.6% (county); +0.9% (state)
> Fastest growing industry: Wholesale trade
> Unemployment rate, Feb. 2022: 3.5%
> Median household income: $84,985
> Largest place in county: Hudson

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Wyoming: Carbon County
> Real GDP growth, 2015 to 2020: +11.6% (county); +-10.3% (state)
> Fastest growing industry: Management of companies and enterprises
> Unemployment rate, Feb. 2022: 3.8%
> Median household income: $62,423
> Largest place in county: Rawlins

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