Cities Adding Jobs Nobody Wants

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20. Lexington-Fayette, KY
> Retail trade employment growth 2014-2017: 5.2%
> Accommodation & food services employment growth 2014-2017: 10.7%
> Total employment growth 2014-2017: 6.0%
> Labor force in poverty: 9.8%
> Average annual wage: $47,156

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19. Yakima, WA
> Retail trade employment growth 2014-2017: 7.8%
> Accommodation & food services employment growth 2014-2017: 14.0%
> Total employment growth 2014-2017: 6.6%
> Labor force in poverty: 9.9%
> Average annual wage: $38,333

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18. Wilmington, NC
> Retail trade employment growth 2014-2017: 5.1%
> Accommodation & food services employment growth 2014-2017: 13.5%
> Total employment growth 2014-2017: 8.6%
> Labor force in poverty: 9.9%
> Average annual wage: $43,633

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17. Burlington, NC
> Retail trade employment growth 2014-2017: 10.6%
> Accommodation & food services employment growth 2014-2017: 12.3%
> Total employment growth 2014-2017: 4.2%
> Labor force in poverty: 10.0%
> Average annual wage: $40,038

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16. Ithaca, NY
> Retail trade employment growth 2014-2017: 3.7%
> Accommodation & food services employment growth 2014-2017: 8.8%
> Total employment growth 2014-2017: 3.0%
> Labor force in poverty: 10.0%
> Average annual wage: $52,901