10 cities winning -- and losing -- with job creation

  • Lagging: St. Louis

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    This Missouri city of 1.36 million added fewer than 15,500 new jobs from 2014 to 2015. But if it had tracked the nation's job growth, St. Louis should have added almost 28,000 new jobs.

    One recent blow to the city was the Rams' announcement that the NFL team would decamp for Los Angeles. The team is leaving the city with a stadium that still has $144 million in debt and maintenance costs, according to Reuters. In arguing for the move, Rams owner Stan Kroenke complained about the city's slow economic growth.