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The Least Educated City in Every State

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Massachusetts: Lawrence
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 10.8% (Massachusetts: 43.7%)
> Median earnings, all workers: $30,644 (Massachusetts: $51,928)
> Median earnings, bachelor’s degree holders: $43,893 (Massachusetts: $63,834)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019, all workers: 7.4% (Massachusetts: 4.0%)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019, adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 3.6% (Massachusetts: 2.5%)

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Michigan: Lincoln Park
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 9.4% (Michigan: 29.1%)
> Median earnings, all workers: $32,710 (Michigan: $39,351)
> Median earnings, bachelor’s degree holders: $42,135 (Michigan: $53,617)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019, all workers: 6.4% (Michigan: 4.8%)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019, adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 1.7% (Michigan: 2.3%)

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Minnesota: Brooklyn Center
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 20.3% (Minnesota: 36.1%)
> Median earnings, all workers: $35,356 (Minnesota: $45,212)
> Median earnings, bachelor’s degree holders: $47,475 (Minnesota: $58,085)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019, all workers: 4.7% (Minnesota: 3.0%)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019, adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 4.0% (Minnesota: 1.7%)

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Mississippi: Horn Lake
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 15.8% (Mississippi: 22.0%)
> Median earnings, all workers: $34,337 (Mississippi: $32,892)
> Median earnings, bachelor’s degree holders: $38,560 (Mississippi: $43,511)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019, all workers: 5.8% (Mississippi: 6.1%)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019, adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 2.1% (Mississippi: 2.8%)

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Missouri: Grandview
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 19.4% (Missouri: 29.2%)
> Median earnings, all workers: $33,450 (Missouri: $38,322)
> Median earnings, bachelor’s degree holders: $40,776 (Missouri: $50,042)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019, all workers: 3.7% (Missouri: 3.8%)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019, adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 0.0% reported (Missouri: 1.9%)

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