To identify the American cities losing the most jobs, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed percent change in total employment over the five years from June 2014 to June 2019 in U.S. metro areas. Employment (the number of people employed), the total size of the labor force (those working and looking for work), and the number of unemployed workers are all from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The unemployment rate is also from the BLS and is as of June 2019. Employment by industry at the sector level is also from the BLS, and five-year changes were calculated from June 2014 to June 2019. Median household income and educational attainment are from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2017 American Community Survey.
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