Cities Adding Jobs Nobody Wants

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10. Bakersfield, CA
> Retail trade employment growth 2014-2017: 7.6%
> Accommodation & food services employment growth 2014-2017: 9.1%
> Total employment growth 2014-2017: 1.4%
> Labor force in poverty: 11.4%
> Average annual wage: $45,031

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9. Goldsboro, NC
> Retail trade employment growth 2014-2017: 5.7%
> Accommodation & food services employment growth 2014-2017: 11.2%
> Total employment growth 2014-2017: -0.5%
> Labor force in poverty: 11.7%
> Average annual wage: $36,348

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8. Yuma, AZ
> Retail trade employment growth 2014-2017: 10.2%
> Accommodation & food services employment growth 2014-2017: 9.5%
> Total employment growth 2014-2017: 3.5%
> Labor force in poverty: 12.0%
> Average annual wage: $38,021

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7. Missoula, MT
> Retail trade employment growth 2014-2017: 5.4%
> Accommodation & food services employment growth 2014-2017: 10.6%
> Total employment growth 2014-2017: 5.8%
> Labor force in poverty: 12.1%
> Average annual wage: $40,886

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6. Sebring, FL
> Retail trade employment growth 2014-2017: 8.5%
> Accommodation & food services employment growth 2014-2017: 11.2%
> Total employment growth 2014-2017: 5.2%
> Labor force in poverty: 12.4%
> Average annual wage: $33,824