Detroit’s Black Unemployment Rate Falls

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The Detroit metro region fell from the highest Black unemployment rate in the country to fourth among the nation’s largest cities but it remains very high at 18.1 percent, a new issue brief from the Economic Policy Institute finds.

In 2011, the Black unemployment rate in Detroit was lower than that of Chicago, Los Angeles and Las Vegas — which reached 22.6 percent, a level comparable to the highest overall national rates during the Great Depression. In 2010, Detroit was at the top of the list with 25.6 percent Black unemployment.

Read more in the Michigan Chronicle

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