Special Report

American Cities That Added Jobs During the Pandemic

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28. Johnson City, Tennessee
> Increase in employment: 0.0%
> Total employment Feb. 2020: 88,912
> Total employment Nov. 2020: 88,917
> Feb. 2020 unemployment rate: 3.7%
> Nov. 2020 unemployment rate: 5.5%
> Fastest growing industry: Financial Activities (+2.2%)
> Labor force increase Feb.-Nov. 2020: +1,762 (+1.9%)

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27. Hinesville, Georgia
> Increase in employment: 0.1%
> Total employment Feb. 2020: 33,411
> Total employment Nov. 2020: 33,456
> Feb. 2020 unemployment rate: 3.5%
> Nov. 2020 unemployment rate: 5.2%
> Fastest growing industry: . (+.%)
> Labor force increase Feb.-Nov. 2020: +693 (+2.0%)

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26. Ogden-Clearfield, Utah
> Increase in employment: 0.2%
> Total employment Feb. 2020: 328,676
> Total employment Nov. 2020: 329,321
> Feb. 2020 unemployment rate: 2.4%
> Nov. 2020 unemployment rate: 4.0%
> Fastest growing industry: Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (+7.5%)
> Labor force increase Feb.-Nov. 2020: +6,094 (+1.8%)

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25. St. George, Utah
> Increase in employment: 0.3%
> Total employment Feb. 2020: 75,289
> Total employment Nov. 2020: 75,509
> Feb. 2020 unemployment rate: 2.9%
> Nov. 2020 unemployment rate: 4.4%
> Fastest growing industry: Manufacturing (+5.7%)
> Labor force increase Feb.-Nov. 2020: +1,475 (+1.9%)

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24. Rome, Georgia
> Increase in employment: 0.3%
> Total employment Feb. 2020: 42,931
> Total employment Nov. 2020: 43,060
> Feb. 2020 unemployment rate: 3.6%
> Nov. 2020 unemployment rate: 4.8%
> Fastest growing industry: Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (+3.8%)
> Labor force increase Feb.-Nov. 2020: +678 (+1.5%)