Special Report

Cities Adding the Most Jobs in Every State

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Kansas: Lawrence
> Employment chg. 2013-2018: +3.8% (60,847 to 63,166)
> State employment chg. 2013-2018: +1.6% (1.4 million to 1.4 million)
> June unemployment: 3.0%
> Industry with largest employment increase: Leisure and hospitality
> Employment growth in leisure and hospitality: 17.5%

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Kentucky: Bowling Green
> Employment chg. 2013-2018: +8.8% (75,028 to 81,622)
> State employment chg. 2013-2018: +4.1% (1.9 million to 2.0 million)
> June unemployment: 4.1%
> Industry with largest employment increase: Manufacturing
> Employment growth in manufacturing: 29.4%

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Louisiana: Lake Charles
> Employment chg. 2013-2018: +30.5% (85,917 to 112,145)
> State employment chg. 2013-2018: +3.6% (2.0 million to 2.0 million)
> June unemployment: 4.0%
> Industry with largest employment increase: Construction
> Employment growth in construction: 136.4%

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Maine: Portland-South Portland
> Employment chg. 2013-2018: +6.5% (192,776 to 205,238)
> State employment chg. 2013-2018: +4.1% (655,565 to 682,267)
> June unemployment: 2.5%
> Industry with largest employment increase: Other services
> Employment growth in other services: 22.7%

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Maryland: Salisbury
> Employment chg. 2013-2018: +10.0% (164,697 to 181,239)
> State employment chg. 2013-2018: +5.8% (2.9 million to 3.1 million)
> June unemployment: 5.3%
> Industry with largest employment increase: Professional and business services
> Employment growth in professional and business services: 25.8%

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