American cities adding (or losing) the most jobs

In November, the unemployment rate in the United States fell to 7.7 percent of the labor force. The last time unemployment was this low was four years ago this month.

December 17, 2012

In November, the unemployment rate in the United States fell to 7.7 percent of the labor force. The last time unemployment was this low was four years ago this month. An estimated 134.74 million people worked in non-farm jobs in October, an increase of 1.8 million from October 2011.

U.S. cities adding the most jobs:
 
10. Odessa, Texas
9. Athens-Clarke County, Ga.
8. Santa Cruz-Watsonville, Calif.
7. Sebastian-Vero Beach, Fla.
6. Elkhart-Goshen, Ind.
5. Gainesville, Ga.
4. Rocky Mount, N.C.
3. Pascagoula, Miss.
2. Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, Va.
1. Lafayette, La.
 
U.S. cities losing the most jobs:
 
10. New Haven, Conn.
9. Dover, Del.
8. Danville, Ill.
7. Rapid City, S.D.
6. Hartford-West Hatford-East Hartford, Conn.
5. Auburn-Opelika, Ala.
4. Colorado Springs, Colo.
3. Hot Springs, Ark.
2. Lawton, Okla.
1. Norwich-New London, Conn.-R.I.
 

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