Special Report

American Cities That Added Jobs During the Pandemic

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13. Sheboygan, Wisconsin
> Increase in employment: 1.3%
> Total employment Feb. 2020: 60,034
> Total employment Nov. 2020: 60,832
> Feb. 2020 unemployment rate: 2.9%
> Nov. 2020 unemployment rate: 4.0%
> Fastest growing industry: Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (+3.3%)
> Labor force increase Feb.-Nov. 2020: +1,527 (+2.5%)

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12. Anchorage, Alaska
> Increase in employment: 1.4%
> Total employment Feb. 2020: 181,996
> Total employment Nov. 2020: 184,477
> Feb. 2020 unemployment rate: 5.2%
> Nov. 2020 unemployment rate: 8.1%
> Fastest growing industry: Professional and Business Services (+3.3%)
> Labor force increase Feb.-Nov. 2020: +8,766 (+4.6%)

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11. Cleveland, Tennessee
> Increase in employment: 1.7%
> Total employment Feb. 2020: 59,317
> Total employment Nov. 2020: 60,302
> Feb. 2020 unemployment rate: 3.5%
> Nov. 2020 unemployment rate: 5.0%
> Fastest growing industry: Leisure and Hospitality (+8.2%)
> Labor force increase Feb.-Nov. 2020: +2,026 (+3.3%)

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10. Chattanooga, Tennessee
> Increase in employment: 1.7%
> Total employment Feb. 2020: 269,570
> Total employment Nov. 2020: 274,120
> Feb. 2020 unemployment rate: 3.3%
> Nov. 2020 unemployment rate: 4.5%
> Fastest growing industry: Education and Health Services (+4.8%)
> Labor force increase Feb.-Nov. 2020: +8,175 (+2.9%)

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9. Valdosta, Georgia
> Increase in employment: 1.8%
> Total employment Feb. 2020: 62,025
> Total employment Nov. 2020: 63,170
> Feb. 2020 unemployment rate: 3.3%
> Nov. 2020 unemployment rate: 5.3%
> Fastest growing industry: Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (+12.6%)
> Labor force increase Feb.-Nov. 2020: +2,548 (+4.0%)