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Detroit Unemployment

The Disheartening Truth About Detroit's Workforce

Reuters | Posted 10.02.2013 | Detroit

By Nick Carey DETROIT, Aug 2 (Reuters) - Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr has a long list of things to fix in the c...

Detroit and Central Falls

Adam Toobin | Posted 09.18.2013 | Detroit
Adam Toobin

Though much smaller, Central Falls filed for bankruptcy in 2011 citing many of the same problems now seen in Detroit -- mismanagement, reduced state and federal aid and skyrocketing health care and pension costs.

Metro Detroit's Unemployment Rate Has Dropped

ABC News Radio | Anselm Gibbs | Posted 06.26.2013 | Detroit

(LANSING, Mich.) -- Unemployment is down in all 17 of Michigan's major labor market areas, according to a report released by the state's Department of...

Detroit's Unemployment Rate Jumps

ABC News Radio | Anselm Gibbs | Posted 03.29.2013 | Detroit

(LANSING, Mich.) -- Unemployment went up in all of Michigan's major labor markets, including in the Detroit area, but officials say this is nothing un...

Michigan Unemployment Held Steady At End Of 2012

ABC News Radio | Anselm Gibbs | Posted 03.20.2013 | Detroit

(LANSING, Mich.) -- Michigan ended 2012 with no change in its unemployment rate, a report released Thursday by the Michigan Department of Technology, ...

Joe Van Brussel

Detroit-Area Entrepreneur Breaks Down Michigan's Job Crisis

HuffingtonPost.com | Joe Van Brussel | Posted 09.06.2012 | Small Business

In a region known for its automotive industry, it is only fitting that a local entrepreneur found a solution while analyzing car parts. While inte...

How to Fight Poverty in Detroit

Kristin S. Seefeldt | Posted 10.29.2012 | Detroit
Kristin S. Seefeldt

Fighting poverty in Detroit and across the country requires not just protecting existing programs that work, but also doing more to promote opportunities for the children and adults whose voices are not heard on the convention floors.2012-08-28-scblog2.png

Restoring Faith and Confidence

Mervin T. White, Jr. | Posted 08.03.2012 | Detroit
Mervin T. White, Jr.

As an elected official, I will work diligently towards restoring faith and confidence back into our government by providing the highest level of integrity to the office of State Representative.

UIX: Charlie Cavell Pays It Forward

Model D | Tunde Wey | Posted 07.10.2012 | Detroit

This story was originally published at the Urban Innovation Exchange. There are some people who seem to always be happy. Without a care in the worl...

A New Spring Trend for Shareholders: Corporate Accountability

Elizabeth Parisian | Posted 06.24.2012 | Chicago
Elizabeth Parisian

GE's federal tax dodging has a significant impact on Chicago's neighborhoods

Detroit Employment Rate Looking Up, Until City Layoffs Hit

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 04.06.2012 | Detroit

While data released this week showed a drop in Detroit's unemployment rate in February, impending layoffs for the city's largest employer might walk D...

Analyst: Michigan 'Not Out Of The Woods Yet' On Unemployment

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.29.2012 | Detroit

Michigan' unemployment rate continues to decline, dropping below 9 percent in February for the first time since 2008. But the situation is more grim i...

Boot Camp For Geeks Comes With Job Training

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.13.2012 | Detroit

At a time when many in the Detroit area are looking for work, one school is offering an intensive training course in a field with thousands of availab...

Work, Reimagined: Detroit Gets Creative

Zak Rosen | Posted 03.12.2012 | Detroit
Zak Rosen

Detroit is becoming a place, in certain pockets, where citizenship isn't defined by voting and paying taxes. It's thought of more broadly -- creative collaboration to create new ways of living out of necessity.

Lost in Detroit: A Gentrifier's Story

Tommy Simon | Posted 03.11.2012 | Detroit
Tommy Simon

Let me say, as a young gentrifier, it's not that easy. Aside from my daily struggle of squeezing my legs into my skinny jeans, life is not a trust-fund joyride when you're a partially employed member of Detroit's creative class.

Detroit Metro Area Unemployment Still High As State Jobless Rate Falls

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.14.2011 | Detroit

According to data released Wednesday by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget (DTMB), the state's seasonally-adjusted unemploymen...

Urban Centers Tackle Unemployment One Job At A Time

Posted 11.13.2011 | Black Voices

As Obama's American Jobs Act makes its way through Congress and new figures emerge indicating that the country's poverty rate has hit its highest leve...

Nonprofit To Place Young Entrepreneurs In Poor Cities To Fuel Economy

Posted 09.24.2011 | Impact

A new nonprofit is pairing creative, eager entrepreneurs with distressed cities nationwide. Venture for America, modeled after Teach For America, ...

Nearly Half Of Detroit Is Functionally Illiterate, Report Finds

Posted 07.08.2013 | Business

Detroit's population fell by 25 percent in the last decade. And of those that stuck around, nearly half of them are functionally illiterate, a new rep...

Detroit To Send Layoff Notices To All Its Public Teachers

Reuters | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics

The emergency manager appointed to put Detroit's troubled public school system on a firmer financial footing said on Thursday he was sending layoff no...

I'm Rooting for Detroit

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Byron Williams

Detroit of the past will obviously not be its future. But Detroit is quintessentially American. There is a toughness that refuses to concede to the labels that those others wish to bestow.

More Detroit Residents Freezing, Aid Falls Short

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

This winter, the number of unemployed residents in Detroit rose 33 percent, which means that more people are facing brutally cold winters without mone...

Detroit's Unemployment Rate Is Nearly 50%, According to the Detroit News

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Officially, Detroit's unemployment rate is just under 30 percent. But the city's mayor and local leaders are suggesting a far more disturbing figure -...