Special Report

How Every State’s Population Changed in the Last Year

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50. West Virginia
> July 2018 – July 2019 pop. change: -0.7% (-12,144)
> Population, July 2019: 1.8 million (13th smallest)
> 2017-2018 employment change: +3,100 (+0.4% – 15th lowest)
> 2018 unemployment: 5.3% (2nd highest)
> 2018 median home value: $121,300 (the lowest)

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49. Alaska
> July 2018 – July 2019 pop. change: -0.5% (-3,594)
> Population, July 2019: 731,545 (3rd smallest)
> 2017-2018 employment change: -2,307 (-0.7% – 4th lowest)
> 2018 unemployment: 6.6% (the highest)
> 2018 median home value: $276,100 (14th highest)

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48. Illinois
> July 2018 – July 2019 pop. change: -0.4% (-51,250)
> Population, July 2019: 12.7 million (6th largest)
> 2017-2018 employment change: +20,773 (+0.3% – 14th lowest)
> 2018 unemployment: 4.3% (10th highest)
> 2018 median home value: $203,400 (25th highest)

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47. New York
> July 2018 – July 2019 pop. change: -0.4% (-76,790)
> Population, July 2019: 19.5 million (4th largest)
> 2017-2018 employment change: +67,457 (+0.7% – 20th lowest)
> 2018 unemployment: 4.1% (15th highest)
> 2018 median home value: $325,500 (8th highest)

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46. Hawaii
> July 2018 – July 2019 pop. change: -0.3% (-4,721)
> Population, July 2019: 1.4 million (11th smallest)
> 2017-2018 employment change: -4,881 (-0.7% – 3rd lowest)
> 2018 unemployment: 2.4% (the lowest)
> 2018 median home value: $631,700 (the highest)

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