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25 Cities Adding (and Losing) the Most Jobs in 2017

Cities Losing the Most Jobs

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25. Great Falls, MT
> Employment change: -436 (-1.2%)
> Jan. 2017 employment: 36,971
> Oct. 2017 employment: 36,535
> Unemployment, Oct. 2017: 3.7%
> Weakest sector (employment chg.): Trade, transportation, and utilities (0.0%)

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24. Shreveport-Bossier City, LA
> Employment change: -2,159 (-1.2%)
> Jan. 2017 employment: 177,180
> Oct. 2017 employment: 175,021
> Unemployment, Oct. 2017: 5.2% (highest 25%)
> Weakest sector (employment chg.): Mining, logging, and construction (-3.4%)

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23. Muskegon, MI
> Employment change: -902 (-1.2%)
> Jan. 2017 employment: 73,617
> Oct. 2017 employment: 72,715
> Unemployment, Oct. 2017: 5.7% (highest 10%)
> Weakest sector (employment chg.): Trade, transportation, and utilities (-0.7%)

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22. Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL
> Employment change: -2,357 (-1.3%)
> Jan. 2017 employment: 181,756
> Oct. 2017 employment: 179,399
> Unemployment, Oct. 2017: 4.3%
> Weakest sector (employment chg.): Trade, transportation, and utilities (-0.3%)

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21. St. Joseph, MO-KS
> Employment change: -885 (-1.4%)
> Jan. 2017 employment: 63,050
> Oct. 2017 employment: 62,165
> Unemployment, Oct. 2017: 3.0% (lowest 25%)
> Weakest sector (employment chg.): Trade, transportation, and utilities (-3.6%)

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