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Detroit unemployment lowest in decades

General Motors Headquarters, Detroit
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General Motors Headquarters, Detroit

Detroit officials say the city’s un-employment rate has fallen to the lowest level in three decades.

City officials cite figures just released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which show Detroit’s unemployment rate last month at 4.2%.

That’s about a point and a half less than the month before, and, city officials say, the lowest rate in Detroit since the Bureau first started reporting the data in 1990.

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan praises major automakers, Amazon, and other companies for bringing thousands of new jobs to the city, and predicts new development projects breaking ground soon will create more than 10,000 additional construction positions.

Detroit officials say the challenge now is finding and training workers for some of the new jobs available in the city.

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