Special Report

Fastest Growing Local Economy in Every State

Montana: Chouteau County
> Real GDP growth, 2015 to 2020: +54.7% (county); +1.7% (state)
> Fastest growing industry: Manufacturing
> Unemployment rate, Feb. 2022: 2.3%
> Median household income: $45,707
> Largest place in county: Fort Benton

Nebraska: Dixon County
> Real GDP growth, 2015 to 2020: +58.2% (county); +5.6% (state)
> Fastest growing industry: Utilities
> Unemployment rate, Feb. 2022: 2.2%
> Median household income: $57,243
> Largest place in county: Wakefield

Nevada: Storey County
> Real GDP growth, 2015 to 2020: +96.7% (county); +6.5% (state)
> Fastest growing industry: Manufacturing
> Unemployment rate, Feb. 2022: 3.3%
> Median household income: $64,000
> Largest place in county: Virginia City

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New Hampshire: Hillsborough County
> Real GDP growth, 2015 to 2020: +7.4% (county); +4.9% (state)
> Fastest growing industry: Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction
> Unemployment rate, Feb. 2022: 2.5%
> Median household income: $82,099
> Largest place in county: Manchester

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New Jersey: Mercer County
> Real GDP growth, 2015 to 2020: +16.5% (county); +1.1% (state)
> Fastest growing industry: Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction
> Unemployment rate, Feb. 2022: 3.5%
> Median household income: $83,306
> Largest place in county: Trenton

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