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

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5. St. George, UT
> Employment change: 3,330 (+5.0%)
> Jan. 2017 employment: 66,477
> Oct. 2017 employment: 69,807
> Unemployment, Oct. 2017: 3.3% (lowest 25%)
> Strongest sector: Mining, logging, and construction (+15.0% employment chg.)

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4. Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA
> Employment change: 2,752 (+5.0%)
> Jan. 2017 employment: 54,870
> Oct. 2017 employment: 57,622
> Unemployment, Oct. 2017: 5.0% (highest 25%)
> Strongest sector: Mining, logging, and construction (+10.8% employment chg.)

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3. Fort Collins, CO
> Employment change: 9,330 (+5.0%)
> Jan. 2017 employment: 185,803
> Oct. 2017 employment: 195,133
> Unemployment, Oct. 2017: 2.4% (lowest 10%)
> Strongest sector: Mining, logging, and construction (+10.9% employment chg.)

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2. Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
> Employment change: 13,385 (+5.2%)
> Jan. 2017 employment: 258,191
> Oct. 2017 employment: 271,576
> Unemployment, Oct. 2017: 2.6% (lowest 10%)
> Strongest sector: Government (+9.2% employment chg.)

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1. Bellingham, WA
> Employment change: 5,609 (+5.5%)
> Jan. 2017 employment: 102,069
> Oct. 2017 employment: 107,678
> Unemployment, Oct. 2017: 4.5%
> Strongest sector: Mining, logging, and construction (+16.9% employment chg.)