Most Detroi­ters in a decade worked in Sept.

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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-

Robin Buck­son / The Detroit News

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