Most Detroiters in a decade worked in Sept.
Manager Irene Huddleston stocks tamale ingredients with assistant Fernando Mendoza, both of Detroit, Thursday at
Honey Bee Market. downtown area.
Given the population disparity and Detroit’s direct ties to an auto industry under constant pressure from new technology and foreign competition, the ceiling for Detroit’s growth is lower than other similar cities, he said.
“Structurally, the Detroit economy is smaller than it was a couple decades ago,” Faucher said. “For structural reasons, job growth in Detroit is going to lag behind other places in the U.S.”
Still, the unemployment dip is the latest data point to improve in the city. The U.S. Census’ American Community Survey estimates released in September showed Detroiters’ incomes rose in 2017 for the second straight year, though resi-