Special Report

American Cities Adding the Most Jobs

Lafayette, Indiana
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30. Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN
> Employment increase: 11.5%
> No. of jobs June 2012: 95,832
> No. of jobs June 2016: 106,857
> Unemployment rate June 2016: 4.0%

Charleston Sunset, South Carolina
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29. Charleston-North Charleston, SC
> Employment increase: 11.6%
> No. of jobs June 2012: 316,755
> No. of jobs June 2016: 353,427
> Unemployment rate June 2016: 4.4%

Riverside, CA
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28. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA
> Employment increase: 11.6%
> No. of jobs June 2012: 1,659,676
> No. of jobs June 2016: 1,852,895
> Unemployment rate June 2016: 6.2%

Denver at night, Colorado
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27. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
> Employment increase: 11.7%
> No. of jobs June 2012: 1,332,802
> No. of jobs June 2016: 1,488,539
> Unemployment rate June 2016: 3.6%

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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26. Baton Rouge, LA
> Employment increase: 11.7%
> No. of jobs June 2012: 364,027
> No. of jobs June 2016: 406,636
> Unemployment rate June 2016: 5.2%