|Gain or loss of jobs by county metropolitan or non-metro status, 2000-19|
Map by The Daily Yonder; click the image to enlarge it or click here for the interactive version.
The nation gained 20.2 million jobs from 2000 to 2019, a 14.8 percent increase. But rural America lost jobs overall, with half of all counties losing jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But rural-urban differences aren't the only factor influencing job trends.