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

Print Email

Source: astonishme / Flickr

20. Beckley, WV
> Employment change: -600 (-1.4%)
> Jan. 2017 employment: 42,224
> Oct. 2017 employment: 41,624
> Unemployment, Oct. 2017: 5.6% (highest 25%)
> Weakest sector (employment chg.): Government (-2.2%)

Source: Kirkikis / iStock

19. Williamsport, PA
> Employment change: -787 (-1.4%)
> Jan. 2017 employment: 54,456
> Oct. 2017 employment: 53,669
> Unemployment, Oct. 2017: 5.4% (highest 25%)
> Weakest sector (employment chg.): Trade, transportation, and utilities (-2.8%)

Source: Thinkstock

18. Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
> Employment change: -559 (-1.5%)
> Jan. 2017 employment: 36,615
> Oct. 2017 employment: 36,056
> Unemployment, Oct. 2017: 5.3% (highest 25%)
> Weakest sector (employment chg.): Other services (-0.7%)

Source: tzm23 / Shutterstock.com

17. Champaign-Urbana, IL
> Employment change: -1,742 (-1.5%)
> Jan. 2017 employment: 114,026
> Oct. 2017 employment: 112,284
> Unemployment, Oct. 2017: 4.2%
> Weakest sector (employment chg.): Manufacturing (0.0%)

Source: Thinkstock

16. Lansing-East Lansing, MI
> Employment change: -3,781 (-1.6%)
> Jan. 2017 employment: 240,368
> Oct. 2017 employment: 236,587
> Unemployment, Oct. 2017: 4.6%
> Weakest sector (employment chg.): Manufacturing (-1.9%)