Special Report

American Cities Adding the Most Jobs

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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15. Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
> Employment increase: 13.3%
> No. of jobs June 2012: 481,718
> No. of jobs June 2016: 545,839
> Unemployment rate June 2016: 2.9%

The Villages, Florida
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14. The Villages, FL
> Employment increase: 13.3%
> No. of jobs June 2012: 23,898
> No. of jobs June 2016: 27,081
> Unemployment rate June 2016: 6.4%

Sarasota, Florida
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13. North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL
> Employment increase: 13.5%
> No. of jobs June 2012: 291,128
> No. of jobs June 2016: 330,540
> Unemployment rate June 2016: 4.3%

Charlotte North Carolina
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12. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
> Employment increase: 13.8%
> No. of jobs June 2012: 1,061,344
> No. of jobs June 2016: 1,208,076
> Unemployment rate June 2016: 4.6%

Raleigh (Wake County), North Carolina
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11. Raleigh, NC
> Employment increase: 14.0%
> No. of jobs June 2012: 567,716
> No. of jobs June 2016: 646,973
> Unemployment rate June 2016: 4.1%