Special Report

The City With the Weakest Job Growth in Every State

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Kansas: Topeka
> Employment chg. 2013-2018: -0.3% (114,085 to 113,738)
> State employment chg. 2013-2018: +1.6% (1.4 million to 1.4 million)
> June unemployment: 3.6%
> Industry with weakest job growth: Wholesale trade
> Employment change in wholesale trade: -8.8%

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Kentucky: Owensboro
> Employment chg. 2013-2018: +2.4% (53,111 to 54,393)
> State employment chg. 2013-2018: +4.1% (1.9 million to 2.0 million)
> June unemployment: 4.2%
> Industry with weakest job growth: Information
> Employment change in information: -25.0%

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Louisiana: Houma-Thibodaux
> Employment chg. 2013-2018: -10.1% (94,429 to 84,925)
> State employment chg. 2013-2018: +3.6% (2.0 million to 2.0 million)
> June unemployment: 5.2%
> Industry with weakest job growth: Mining and logging
> Employment change in mining and logging: -36.1%

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Maine: Bangor
> Employment chg. 2013-2018: +0.3% (67,978 to 68,192)
> State employment chg. 2013-2018: +4.1% (655,565 to 682,267)
> June unemployment: 3.3%
> Industry with weakest job growth: Information
> Employment change in information: -36.4%

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Maryland: Cumberland
> Employment chg. 2013-2018: +0.4% (42,268 to 42,416)
> State employment chg. 2013-2018: +5.8% (2.9 million to 3.1 million)
> June unemployment: 5.8%
> Industry with weakest job growth: Government
> Employment change in government: -10.6%