States Adding (and Losing) the Most Jobs

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Wheeling, West Virginia

50. West Virginia
> Employment decline:
-1.6%
> Number of jobs April 2011: 742,153 (13th least)
> Number of jobs April 2016: 730,395 (12th least)
> Unemployment rate April 2016: 6.2% (2nd highest)
> Industry contributing most to decline: Mining and logging

Teton County, Wyoming

49. Wyoming
> Employment decline:
-1.5%
> Number of jobs April 2011: 285,574 (the least)
> Number of jobs April 2016: 281,212 (the least)
> Unemployment rate April 2016: 5.7% (7th highest)
> Industry contributing most to decline: Other services

Burlington (Chittenden County), Vermont

48. Vermont
> Employment decline:
-0.8%
> Number of jobs April 2011: 333,639 (3rd least)
> Number of jobs April 2016: 331,032 (2nd least)
> Unemployment rate April 2016: 3.0% (4th lowest)
> Industry contributing most to decline: Durable goods

Mississippi, ditch boat pushing barge

47. Mississippi
> Employment decline:
-0.6%
> Number of jobs April 2011: 1.21 million (17th least)
> Number of jobs April 2016: 1.20 million (16th least)
> Unemployment rate April 2016: 5.0% (15th highest)
> Industry contributing most to decline: Construction

Alaska

46. Alaska
> Employment decline:
-0.2%
> Number of jobs April 2011: 331,879 (2nd least)
> Number of jobs April 2016: 331,132 (3rd least)
> Unemployment rate April 2016: 6.9% (the highest)
> Industry contributing most to decline: Government