Special Report

Large Cities Where Starting a Business Is Worth the Risk

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30. Oakland, California
> Overall score: 58.02
> Best ranking business aspect: Access to Resources
> Unemployment rate in June 2021: 7.6% — 31st highest
> Population: 425,097

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29. Honolulu, Hawaii
> Overall score: 58.09
> Best ranking business aspect: Access to Resources
> Unemployment rate in June 2021: 7.1% — 40th highest
> Population: 348,985

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28. New Orleans, Louisiana
> Overall score: 58.15
> Best ranking business aspect: Access to Resources
> Unemployment rate in June 2021: 12.0% — 2nd highest
> Population: 390,845

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27. Fresno, California
> Overall score: 58.29
> Best ranking business aspect: Business Costs
> Unemployment rate in June 2021: 8.6% — 18th highest
> Population: 525,010

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26. Long Beach, California
> Overall score: 58.33
> Best ranking business aspect: Business Environment
> Unemployment rate in June 2021: 10.8% — 4th highest
> Population: 466,776

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