Special Report

25 Cities That Lost the Most Jobs in 2018

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5. Monroe, LA
> 2018 employment change: -1,972 (-2.5%)
> Jan. 2018 employment: 77,552
> Oct. 2018 employment: 75,580
> Unemployment, Oct. 2018: 5.4%
> Weakest sector: N/A

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4. Bismarck, ND
> 2018 employment change: -1,856 (-2.7%)
> Jan. 2018 employment: 67,868
> Oct. 2018 employment: 66,012
> Unemployment, Oct. 2018: 2.9%
> Weakest sector: N/A

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3. Alexandria, LA
> 2018 employment change: -1,851 (-3.0%)
> Jan. 2018 employment: 62,249
> Oct. 2018 employment: 60,398
> Unemployment, Oct. 2018: 5.4%
> Weakest sector: N/A

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2. Houma-Thibodaux, LA
> 2018 employment change: -2,686 (-3.1%)
> Jan. 2018 employment: 85,520
> Oct. 2018 employment: 82,834
> Unemployment, Oct. 2018: 4.9%
> Weakest sector: N/A

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1. Shreveport-Bossier City, LA
> 2018 employment change: -6,431 (-3.5%)
> Jan. 2018 employment: 181,680
> Oct. 2018 employment: 175,249
> Unemployment, Oct. 2018: 5.3%
> Weakest sector: Professional and business services (-1.8% employment chg.)