Cities Adding Jobs Nobody Wants

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30. San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA
> Retail trade employment growth 2014-2017: 3.6%
> Accommodation & food services employment growth 2014-2017: 14.1%
> Total employment growth 2014-2017: 6.4%
> Labor force in poverty: 8.9%
> Average annual wage: $45,796

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29. Prescott, AZ
> Retail trade employment growth 2014-2017: 5.4%
> Accommodation & food services employment growth 2014-2017: 18.4%
> Total employment growth 2014-2017: 9.3%
> Labor force in poverty: 9.0%
> Average annual wage: $38,564

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28. Ocala, FL
> Retail trade employment growth 2014-2017: 5.9%
> Accommodation & food services employment growth 2014-2017: 12.9%
> Total employment growth 2014-2017: 6.9%
> Labor force in poverty: 9.0%
> Average annual wage: $37,240

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27. Boulder, CO
> Retail trade employment growth 2014-2017: 6.0%
> Accommodation & food services employment growth 2014-2017: 9.9%
> Total employment growth 2014-2017: 6.4%
> Labor force in poverty: 9.0%
> Average annual wage: $64,820

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26. Jackson, TN
> Retail trade employment growth 2014-2017: 3.7%
> Accommodation & food services employment growth 2014-2017: 14.0%
> Total employment growth 2014-2017: 5.9%
> Labor force in poverty: 9.1%
> Average annual wage: $41,776