John Gooch files for unemployment at the Georgia Department of Labor office in Dalton, Ga.Staff File Photo by Margaret Fenton
Among the nation’s 372 metropolitan areas, Dalton, Ga., had the biggest percentage decline in employment in the past year. From April 2011 to April 2012, the biggest share of jobs were lost in:
1 Dalton, Ga., down 6.4 percent, or 4,300 jobs
2 Ithaca, N.Y., down 5.6 percent, or 3,800 jobs
3 Fort Smith, Ark., down 4.8 percent, or 5,600 jobs
4 Elmira, N.Y., down 4.4 percent, or 1,800 jobs
5 Norwich-New London, Conn., down 4.3 percent, or 5,600 jobs
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, April employment report for U.S. metropolitan areas.
Dave Flessner is the business editor for the Times Free Press. A journalist for 35 years, Dave has been business editor and projects editor for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, city editor for The Chattanooga Times, business and county reporter for the Chattanooga Times, correspondent for the Lansing State Journal and Ingham County News in Michigan, staff writer for the Hastings Daily Tribune in Nebraska, and news director for WCBN-FM in Michigan. Dave, a native ...