Special Report

States Adding (and Losing) the Most Jobs

Ocean City, New Jersey
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30. New Jersey
> Employment increase:
5.0%
> Number of jobs April 2011: 4.13 million (11th most)
> Number of jobs April 2016: 4.33 million (11th most)
> Unemployment rate April 2016: 4.9% (18th highest)
> Industry contributing most to increase: Education and health services

Farm, Wisconsin
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29. Wisconsin
> Employment increase:
5.4%
> Number of jobs April 2011: 2.81 million (18th most)
> Number of jobs April 2016: 2.97 million (20th most)
> Unemployment rate April 2016: 4.3% (24th lowest)
> Industry contributing most to increase: Education and health services

Baltimore Inner Harbor, Maryland
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28. Maryland
> Employment increase:
5.4%
> Number of jobs April 2011: 2.85 million (16th most)
> Number of jobs April 2016: 3.01 million (17th most)
> Unemployment rate April 2016: 4.4% (25th lowest)
> Industry contributing most to increase: Leisure and hospitality

New York City, New York 2
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27. New York
> Employment increase:
5.5%
> Number of jobs April 2011: 8.72 million (3rd most)
> Number of jobs April 2016: 9.21 million (4th most)
> Unemployment rate April 2016: 4.6% (22nd highest)
> Industry contributing most to increase: Education and health services

Mount Rushmore, South Dakota
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26. South Dakota
> Employment increase:
5.6%
> Number of jobs April 2011: 417,674 (6th least)
> Number of jobs April 2016: 440,856 (5th least)
> Unemployment rate April 2016: 2.6% (2nd lowest)
> Industry contributing most to increase: Education and health services

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