Cities Adding Jobs Nobody Wants

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5. Eugene, OR
> Retail trade employment growth 2014-2017: 7.2%
> Accommodation & food services employment growth 2014-2017: 11.7%
> Total employment growth 2014-2017: 8.8%
> Labor force in poverty: 12.6%
> Average annual wage: $42,667

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4. Auburn-Opelika, AL
> Retail trade employment growth 2014-2017: 8.2%
> Accommodation & food services employment growth 2014-2017: 15.6%
> Total employment growth 2014-2017: 8.6%
> Labor force in poverty: 13.4%
> Average annual wage: $38,574

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3. Fresno, CA
> Retail trade employment growth 2014-2017: 6.1%
> Accommodation & food services employment growth 2014-2017: 11.0%
> Total employment growth 2014-2017: 7.7%
> Labor force in poverty: 13.4%
> Average annual wage: $42,900

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2. Chico, CA
> Retail trade employment growth 2014-2017: 11.2%
> Accommodation & food services employment growth 2014-2017: 9.8%
> Total employment growth 2014-2017: 8.3%
> Labor force in poverty: 14.1%
> Average annual wage: $41,099

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1. Corvallis, OR
> Retail trade employment growth 2014-2017: 10.1%
> Accommodation & food services employment growth 2014-2017: 9.5%
> Total employment growth 2014-2017: 7.3%
> Labor force in poverty: 16.0%
> Average annual wage: $50,089