Special Report

25 Cities That Lost the Most Jobs in 2018

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20. New Orleans-Metairie, LA
> 2018 employment change: -7,592 (-1.3%)
> Jan. 2018 employment: 579,519
> Oct. 2018 employment: 571,927
> Unemployment, Oct. 2018: 4.6%
> Weakest sector: Wholesale trade (-3.1% employment chg.)

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19. Wilmington, NC
> 2018 employment change: -1,849 (-1.3%)
> Jan. 2018 employment: 140,469
> Oct. 2018 employment: 138,620
> Unemployment, Oct. 2018: 3.8%
> Weakest sector: Other services (-8.0% employment chg.)

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18. Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
> 2018 employment change: -3,028 (-1.3%)
> Jan. 2018 employment: 227,743
> Oct. 2018 employment: 224,715
> Unemployment, Oct. 2018: 5.8%
> Weakest sector: Retail trade (-2.7% employment chg.)

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17. Salem, OR
> 2018 employment change: -2,745 (-1.4%)
> Jan. 2018 employment: 196,156
> Oct. 2018 employment: 193,411
> Unemployment, Oct. 2018: 4.5%
> Weakest sector: N/A

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16. Beckley, WV
> 2018 employment change: -607 (-1.4%)
> Jan. 2018 employment: 42,870
> Oct. 2018 employment: 42,263
> Unemployment, Oct. 2018: 5.8%
> Weakest sector: N/A