Special Report

States Adding (and Losing) the Most Jobs

Philadelphia at night, Pennsylvania
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35. Pennsylvania
> Employment increase:
4.4%
> Number of jobs April 2011: 5.88 million (6th most)
> Number of jobs April 2016: 6.14 million (6th most)
> Unemployment rate April 2016: 5.2% (12th highest)
> Industry contributing most to increase: Education and health services

Iowa

34. Iowa
> Employment increase:
4.5%
> Number of jobs April 2011: 1.57 million (21st least)
> Number of jobs April 2016: 1.64 million (21st least)
> Unemployment rate April 2016: 3.6% (12th lowest)
> Industry contributing most to increase: Construction

Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Rockingham County
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33. New Hampshire
> Employment increase:
4.5%
> Number of jobs April 2011: 691,601 (11th least)
> Number of jobs April 2016: 722,703 (11th least)
> Unemployment rate April 2016: 2.6% (2nd lowest)
> Industry contributing most to increase: Professional and business services

Dayton, Ohio
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32. Ohio
> Employment increase:
4.7%
> Number of jobs April 2011: 5.25 million (7th most)
> Number of jobs April 2016: 5.50 million (7th most)
> Unemployment rate April 2016: 4.8% (20th highest)
> Industry contributing most to increase: Education and health services

Bristol County, Rhode Island
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31. Rhode Island
> Employment increase:
4.9%
> Number of jobs April 2011: 496,588 (8th least)
> Number of jobs April 2016: 520,750 (8th least)
> Unemployment rate April 2016: 4.9% (18th highest)
> Industry contributing most to increase: Professional and business services

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