Special Report

25 Cities That Lost the Most Jobs in 2018

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15. Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
> 2018 employment change: -526 (-1.4%)
> Jan. 2018 employment: 36,391
> Oct. 2018 employment: 35,865
> Unemployment, Oct. 2018: 5.5%
> Weakest sector: N/A

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14. Charleston, WV
> 2018 employment change: -1,445 (-1.6%)
> Jan. 2018 employment: 90,757
> Oct. 2018 employment: 89,312
> Unemployment, Oct. 2018: 5.2%
> Weakest sector: Education and health services (-1.9% employment chg.)

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13. Janesville-Beloit, WI
> 2018 employment change: -1,347 (-1.6%)
> Jan. 2018 employment: 82,867
> Oct. 2018 employment: 81,520
> Unemployment, Oct. 2018: 3.1%
> Weakest sector: Retail trade (-5.1% employment chg.)

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12. Lima, OH
> 2018 employment change: -804 (-1.7%)
> Jan. 2018 employment: 46,350
> Oct. 2018 employment: 45,546
> Unemployment, Oct. 2018: 4.4%
> Weakest sector: Retail trade (-1.8% employment chg.)

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11. Toledo, OH
> 2018 employment change: -5,123 (-1.8%)
> Jan. 2018 employment: 288,722
> Oct. 2018 employment: 283,599
> Unemployment, Oct. 2018: 5.0%
> Weakest sector: Information (-3.4% employment chg.)