Special Report

The City With the Weakest Job Growth in Every State

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New Mexico: Farmington
> Employment chg. 2013-2018: -1.7% (51,205 to 50,333)
> State employment chg. 2013-2018: +4.0% (859,642 to 894,321)
> June unemployment: 4.8%
> Industry with weakest job growth: Government
> Employment change in government: -3.5%

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New York: Elmira
> Employment chg. 2013-2018: -9.1% (36,712 to 33,387)
> State employment chg. 2013-2018: +3.6% (9.0 million to 9.3 million)
> June unemployment: 4.9%
> Industry with weakest job growth: Professional and business services
> Employment change in professional and business services: -28.0%

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North Carolina: Rocky Mount
> Employment chg. 2013-2018: -0.3% (61,440 to 61,234)
> State employment chg. 2013-2018: +11.5% (4.3 million to 4.8 million)
> June unemployment: 5.9%
> Industry with weakest job growth: Professional and business services
> Employment change in professional and business services: -7.5%

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North Dakota: Bismarck
> Employment chg. 2013-2018: +4.9% (64,406 to 67,533)
> State employment chg. 2013-2018: +0.7% (396,546 to 399,161)
> June unemployment: 2.7%
> Industry with weakest job growth: Manufacturing
> Employment change in manufacturing: -23.8%

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Ohio: Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
> Employment chg. 2013-2018: -3.6% (238,462 to 229,869)
> State employment chg. 2013-2018: +4.5% (5.3 million to 5.6 million)
> June unemployment: 5.8%
> Industry with weakest job growth: Professional and business services
> Employment change in professional and business services: -17.5%