Special Report

American Cities That Added Jobs During the Pandemic

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3. Knoxville, Tennessee
> Increase in employment: 2.8%
> Total employment Feb. 2020: 420,763
> Total employment Nov. 2020: 432,597
> Feb. 2020 unemployment rate: 3.2%
> Nov. 2020 unemployment rate: 4.8%
> Fastest growing industry: Professional and Business Services (+5.7%)
> Labor force increase Feb.-Nov. 2020: +19,488 (+4.5%)

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2. Hattiesburg, Mississippi
> Increase in employment: 2.9%
> Total employment Feb. 2020: 65,216
> Total employment Nov. 2020: 67,107
> Feb. 2020 unemployment rate: 4.7%
> Nov. 2020 unemployment rate: 5.7%
> Fastest growing industry: Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (+8.0%)
> Labor force increase Feb.-Nov. 2020: +2,721 (+4.0%)

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1. Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
> Increase in employment: 3.1%
> Total employment Feb. 2020: 55,479
> Total employment Nov. 2020: 57,188
> Feb. 2020 unemployment rate: 3.0%
> Nov. 2020 unemployment rate: 4.4%
> Fastest growing industry: Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (+8.1%)
> Labor force increase Feb.-Nov. 2020: +2,620 (+4.6%)