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Fastest Growing Local Economy in Every State

Oklahoma: Kingfisher County
> Real GDP growth, 2015 to 2020: +37.7% (county); +-3.1% (state)
> Fastest growing industry: Retail trade
> Unemployment rate, Feb. 2022: 2.0%
> Median household income: $61,738
> Largest place in county: Beaver Valley

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Oregon: Crook County
> Real GDP growth, 2015 to 2020: +28.4% (county); +12.1% (state)
> Fastest growing industry: Utilities
> Unemployment rate, Feb. 2022: 5.7%
> Median household income: $59,000
> Largest place in county: Prineville

Pennsylvania: Potter County
> Real GDP growth, 2015 to 2020: +21.3% (county); +0.2% (state)
> Fastest growing industry: Utilities
> Unemployment rate, Feb. 2022: 7.0%
> Median household income: $47,696
> Largest place in county: Coudersport

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Rhode Island: Newport County
> Real GDP growth, 2015 to 2020: +5.7% (county); +-2.7% (state)
> Fastest growing industry: Finance and insurance
> Unemployment rate, Feb. 2022: 4.2%
> Median household income: $84,282
> Largest place in county: Newport

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South Carolina: Lancaster County
> Real GDP growth, 2015 to 2020: +38.9% (county); +8.6% (state)
> Fastest growing industry: Information
> Unemployment rate, Feb. 2022: 4.7%
> Median household income: $65,421
> Largest place in county: Lancaster

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