25 Cities Adding (and Losing) the Most Jobs in 2017

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5. Portsmouth, NH-ME
> Employment change: -1,768 (-2.4%)
> Jan. 2017 employment: 74,624
> Oct. 2017 employment: 72,856
> Unemployment, Oct. 2017: 2.6% (lowest 10%)
> Weakest sector (employment chg.): Trade, transportation, and utilities (-1.1%)

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4. Michigan City-La Porte, IN
> Employment change: -1,223 (-2.7%)
> Jan. 2017 employment: 45,178
> Oct. 2017 employment: 43,955
> Unemployment, Oct. 2017: 4.9%
> Weakest sector (employment chg.): Government (-3.1%)

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3. Danville, IL
> Employment change: -890 (-2.8%)
> Jan. 2017 employment: 32,311
> Oct. 2017 employment: 31,421
> Unemployment, Oct. 2017: 6.3% (highest 10%)
> Weakest sector (employment chg.): Financial activities (-9.1%)

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2. Cheyenne, WY
> Employment change: -1,731 (-3.6%)
> Jan. 2017 employment: 48,028
> Oct. 2017 employment: 46,297
> Unemployment, Oct. 2017: 3.8%
> Weakest sector (employment chg.): Other services (+1.5%)

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1. Cape Girardeau, MO-IL
> Employment change: -2,708 (-5.8%)
> Jan. 2017 employment: 46,357
> Oct. 2017 employment: 43,649
> Unemployment, Oct. 2017: 3.2% (lowest 25%)
> Weakest sector (employment chg.): Government (-34.9%)