Special Report

The City With the Weakest Job Growth in Every State

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Massachusetts: Pittsfield
> Employment chg. 2013-2018: +3.8% (40,451 to 41,997)
> State employment chg. 2013-2018: +12.1% (3.3 million to 3.7 million)
> June unemployment: 4.4%
> Industry with weakest job growth: Information
> Employment change in information: -16.7%

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Michigan: Bay City
> Employment chg. 2013-2018: -0.8% (48,859 to 48,450)
> State employment chg. 2013-2018: +9.2% (4.3 million to 4.7 million)
> June unemployment: 4.9%
> Industry with weakest job growth: Other services
> Employment change in other services: -18.8%

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Minnesota: Duluth
> Employment chg. 2013-2018: +3.7% (135,089 to 140,118)
> State employment chg. 2013-2018: +7.5% (2.8 million to 3.0 million)
> June unemployment: 3.7%
> Industry with weakest job growth: Information
> Employment change in information: -13.3%

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Mississippi: Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula
> Employment chg. 2013-2018: +1.9% (153,858 to 156,855)
> State employment chg. 2013-2018: +4.7% (1.2 million to 1.2 million)
> June unemployment: 5.2%
> Industry with weakest job growth: Transportation, warehousing, and utilities
> Employment change in transportation, warehousing, and utilities: -14.9%

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Missouri: Joplin
> Employment chg. 2013-2018: +0.3% (82,031 to 82,286)
> State employment chg. 2013-2018: +5.0% (2.8 million to 3.0 million)
> June unemployment: 2.7%
> Industry with weakest job growth: Government
> Employment change in government: -3.0%