Worst Cities to Find a Job

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5. Beckley, West Virginia
> July 2017 unemployment: 5.4%
> Labor force: 45,056
> Number unemployed: 2,449
> 1-year employment change: -2.4%

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4. Sierra Vista-Douglas, Arizona
> July 2017 unemployment: 5.9%
> Labor force: 49,804
> Number unemployed: 2,938
> 1-year employment change: -2.4%

3. Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana
> July 2017 unemployment: 5.7%
> Labor force: 89,270
> Number unemployed: 5,103
> 1-year employment change: -3.2%

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2. Yuma, Arizona
> July 2017 unemployment: 23.8%
> Labor force: 102,449
> Number unemployed: 24,392
> 1-year employment change: 3.9%

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1. El Centro, California
> July 2017 unemployment: 24.2%
> Labor force: 73,721
> Number unemployed: 17,862
> 1-year employment change: 1.4%