25 Cities That Added the Most Jobs in 2018

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5. Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH
> 2018 employment change: 129,367 (+4.9%)
> Jan. 2018 employment: 2.6 million
> Oct. 2018 employment: 2.8 million
> Unemployment, Oct. 2018: 3.0%
> Strongest sector: Mining, logging and construction (+16.2% employment chg.)

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4. New Bedford, MA
> 2018 employment change: 3,959 (+4.9%)
> Jan. 2018 employment: 80,157
> Oct. 2018 employment: 84,116
> Unemployment, Oct. 2018: 5.0%
> Strongest sector: Mining, logging and construction (+37.5% employment chg.)

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3. Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN
> 2018 employment change: 5,645 (+5.4%)
> Jan. 2018 employment: 104,921
> Oct. 2018 employment: 110,566
> Unemployment, Oct. 2018: 3.3%
> Strongest sector: Mining, logging and construction (+19.4% employment chg.)

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2. Midland, TX
> 2018 employment change: 5,282 (+5.7%)
> Jan. 2018 employment: 93,228
> Oct. 2018 employment: 98,510
> Unemployment, Oct. 2018: 2.2%
> Strongest sector: Mining, logging and construction (+18.8% employment chg.)

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1. Kankakee, IL
> 2018 employment change: 3,081 (+5.7%)
> Jan. 2018 employment: 53,650
> Oct. 2018 employment: 56,731
> Unemployment, Oct. 2018: 5.0%
> Strongest sector: Mining, logging and construction (+45.5% employment chg.)