Worst Cities to Find a Job

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20. Decatur, Illinois
> July 2017 unemployment: 5.9%
> Labor force: 49,811
> Number unemployed: 2,956
> 1-year employment change: -0.8%

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19. Lafayette, Louisiana
> July 2017 unemployment: 6.0%
> Labor force: 212,232
> Number unemployed: 12,666
> 1-year employment change: -0.8%

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18. Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana
> July 2017 unemployment: 6.0%
> Labor force: 188,279
> Number unemployed: 11,310
> 1-year employment change: -1.1%

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17. Cape Girardeau, Missouri
> July 2017 unemployment: 4.2%
> Labor force: 46,544
> Number unemployed: 1,967
> 1-year employment change: -1.9%

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16. Elmira, New York
> July 2017 unemployment: 5.4%
> Labor force: 35,814
> Number unemployed: 1,930
> 1-year employment change: -1.4%