Special Report

American Cities That Added Jobs During the Pandemic

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23. Eugene, Oregon
> Increase in employment: 0.4%
> Total employment Feb. 2020: 174,595
> Total employment Nov. 2020: 175,316
> Feb. 2020 unemployment rate: 3.5%
> Nov. 2020 unemployment rate: 6.2%
> Fastest growing industry: Construction (+6.8%)
> Labor force increase Feb.-Nov. 2020: +5,936 (+3.3%)

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22. Oshkosh-Neenah, Wisconsin
> Increase in employment: 0.4%
> Total employment Feb. 2020: 88,495
> Total employment Nov. 2020: 88,872
> Feb. 2020 unemployment rate: 3.1%
> Nov. 2020 unemployment rate: 4.1%
> Fastest growing industry: Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (+4.1%)
> Labor force increase Feb.-Nov. 2020: +1,325 (+1.5%)

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21. Fargo, North Dakota
> Increase in employment: 0.6%
> Total employment Feb. 2020: 136,501
> Total employment Nov. 2020: 137,307
> Feb. 2020 unemployment rate: 2.1%
> Nov. 2020 unemployment rate: 3.5%
> Fastest growing industry: Education and Health Services (+0.4%)
> Labor force increase Feb.-Nov. 2020: +2,772 (+2.0%)

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20. Logan, Utah
> Increase in employment: 0.6%
> Total employment Feb. 2020: 70,333
> Total employment Nov. 2020: 70,763
> Feb. 2020 unemployment rate: 2.0%
> Nov. 2020 unemployment rate: 3.0%
> Fastest growing industry: Professional and Business Services (+6.6%)
> Labor force increase Feb.-Nov. 2020: +1,183 (+1.6%)

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19. Twin Falls, Idaho
> Increase in employment: 0.7%
> Total employment Feb. 2020: 52,514
> Total employment Nov. 2020: 52,860
> Feb. 2020 unemployment rate: 2.6%
> Nov. 2020 unemployment rate: 4.4%
> Fastest growing industry: . (+.%)
> Labor force increase Feb.-Nov. 2020: +1,389 (+2.6%)