Cities Adding Jobs Nobody Wants

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25. Salem, OR
> Retail trade employment growth 2014-2017: 9.0%
> Accommodation & food services employment growth 2014-2017: 13.4%
> Total employment growth 2014-2017: 9.3%
> Labor force in poverty: 9.1%
> Average annual wage: $43,769

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24. Grants Pass, OR
> Retail trade employment growth 2014-2017: 12.1%
> Accommodation & food services employment growth 2014-2017: 18.5%
> Total employment growth 2014-2017: 11.6%
> Labor force in poverty: 9.2%
> Average annual wage: $35,921

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23. Fort Collins, CO
> Retail trade employment growth 2014-2017: 9.6%
> Accommodation & food services employment growth 2014-2017: 11.1%
> Total employment growth 2014-2017: 11.3%
> Labor force in poverty: 9.4%
> Average annual wage: $50,236

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22. Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS
> Retail trade employment growth 2014-2017: 6.2%
> Accommodation & food services employment growth 2014-2017: 19.7%
> Total employment growth 2014-2017: 1.5%
> Labor force in poverty: 9.5%
> Average annual wage: $42,407

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21. Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC
> Retail trade employment growth 2014-2017: 6.9%
> Accommodation & food services employment growth 2014-2017: 11.1%
> Total employment growth 2014-2017: 9.9%
> Labor force in poverty: 9.7%
> Average annual wage: $34,194