These states lost the most jobs in 2017

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While the unemployment rate continues to decline under President Donald Trump, hitting 4.1%, the lowest since 2000, there are certain industries—and states—that continue to experience job losses.

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GoBankingRates analyzed data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to track the number of employees in non-farm industries in each state from August 2016 to August 2017, to find out what states are experiencing the biggest employment drops.

Here’s a look at what industries and states have been affected the most.


Construction Industry
Iowa: 7.3% drop
Nebraska: 2.9% drop
South Dakota: 2.9% drop


Manufacturing Industry
Vermont: 4.4% drop
New York: 4.3% drop
West Virginia: 3.2% drop


Trade, Transportation, and Utilities Industry
West Virginia: 2.9% drop
Delaware: 2.9% drop
Oklahoma: 2% drop

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Financial Activities Industry
Hawaii: 3.2% drop
Maine: 2.6% drop
Alaska: 2.5% drop

Professional and Business Services Industry
Wyoming: 3.4% drop
Mississippi: 2.2% drop
Maine: 1.7% drop

Education and Health Services Industry
Wyoming: 0.7% drop

Leisure and Hospitality Industry
Wyoming 3.6% drop
Kansas 2.4% drop
Kentucky 0.9% drop

Government
Hawaii: 3.1% drop
Wyoming: 2.4% drop
New Mexico: 1.8% drop