Special Report

Cities Adding the Most Jobs in Every State

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1. Alabama: Daphne-Fairhope-Foley
> Employment chg. 2013-2018: +13.9% (81,295 to 92,583)
> State employment chg. 2013-2018: +9.8% (2.0 million to 2.2 million)
> August unemployment: 3.7%
> Industry with largest employment increase: Government, 2.2%
> Median household income: $55,342

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2. Alaska: Anchorage
> Employment chg. 2013-2018: -1.7% (189,159 to 185,955)
> State employment chg. 2013-2018: +3.2% (349,454 to 360,804)
> August unemployment: 5.1%
> Industry with largest employment increase: Transportation and Utilities, 11.0%
> Median household income: $76,871

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3. Arizona: Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale
> Employment chg. 2013-2018: +17.7% (1,906,027 to 2,243,524)
> State employment chg. 2013-2018: +20.9% (2.8 million to 3.4 million)
> August unemployment: 4.5%
> Industry with largest employment increase: Mining, Logging, and Construction, 32.8%
> Median household income: $61,506

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4. Arkansas: Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers
> Employment chg. 2013-2018: +20.0% (223,069 to 267,652)
> State employment chg. 2013-2018: +9.4% (1.2 million to 1.3 million)
> August unemployment: 2.5%
> Industry with largest employment increase: Mining, Logging, and Construction, 50.6%
> Median household income: $56,038

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5. California: Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
> Employment chg. 2013-2018: +14.9% (1,694,630 to 1,946,726)
> State employment chg. 2013-2018: +13.8% (17.0 million to 19.4 million)
> August unemployment: 4.5%
> Industry with largest employment increase: Transportation and Utilities, 62.0%
> Median household income: $61,994