Special Report

How Every State’s Population Changed in the Last Year

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35. California
> July 2018 – July 2019 pop. change: +0.1% (+50,635)
> Population, July 2019: 39.5 million (the largest)
> 2017-2018 employment change: +297,310 (+1.6% – 14th highest)
> 2018 unemployment: 4.2% (13th highest)
> 2018 median home value: $546,800 (2nd highest)

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34. Massachusetts
> July 2018 – July 2019 pop. change: +0.1% (+9,868)
> Population, July 2019: 6.9 million (15th largest)
> 2017-2018 employment change: +121,364 (+3.4% – 3rd highest)
> 2018 unemployment: 3.3% (15th lowest)
> 2018 median home value: $400,700 (3rd highest)

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33. Kentucky
> July 2018 – July 2019 pop. change: +0.1% (+6,520)
> Population, July 2019: 4.5 million (25th smallest)
> 2017-2018 employment change: +19,280 (+1.0% – 24th highest)
> 2018 unemployment: 4.3% (10th highest)
> 2018 median home value: $148,100 (7th lowest)

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32. Maryland
> July 2018 – July 2019 pop. change: +0.2% (+9,878)
> Population, July 2019: 6.0 million (19th largest)
> 2017-2018 employment change: +13,979 (+0.5% – 16th lowest)
> 2018 unemployment: 3.9% (21st highest)
> 2018 median home value: $324,800 (9th highest)

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31. New Mexico
> July 2018 – July 2019 pop. change: +0.2% (+4,088)
> Population, July 2019: 2.1 million (15th smallest)
> 2017-2018 employment change: +12,571 (+1.4% – 18th highest)
> 2018 unemployment: 4.9% (3rd highest)
> 2018 median home value: $174,700 (17th lowest)

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