Cities Adding Jobs Nobody Wants

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15. Rome, GA
> Retail trade employment growth 2014-2017: 3.4%
> Accommodation & food services employment growth 2014-2017: 11.3%
> Total employment growth 2014-2017: 3.7%
> Labor force in poverty: 10.3%
> Average annual wage: $41,629

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14. Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ
> Retail trade employment growth 2014-2017: 6.7%
> Accommodation & food services employment growth 2014-2017: 35.8%
> Total employment growth 2014-2017: 7.1%
> Labor force in poverty: 10.5%
> Average annual wage: $37,274

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13. Madera, CA
> Retail trade employment growth 2014-2017: 5.3%
> Accommodation & food services employment growth 2014-2017: 11.6%
> Total employment growth 2014-2017: 1.4%
> Labor force in poverty: 10.6%
> Average annual wage: $42,212

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12. Hammond, LA
> Retail trade employment growth 2014-2017: 4.8%
> Accommodation & food services employment growth 2014-2017: 13.4%
> Total employment growth 2014-2017: 5.1%
> Labor force in poverty: 11.1%
> Average annual wage: $35,353

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11. Medford, OR
> Retail trade employment growth 2014-2017: 10.1%
> Accommodation & food services employment growth 2014-2017: 15.5%
> Total employment growth 2014-2017: 9.6%
> Labor force in poverty: 11.3%
> Average annual wage: $41,404