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Detroit has the 22nd largest population in the United States. The population shrank by 5.1% from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. Unemployment in the Detroit area is 4.9%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Detroit has the 13th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Detroit is below average at $50,980, and the median cost of a home in Detroit is $45,100, which is below the national average. 13% of workers in Detroit hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 77% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Detroit. 81% of Detroit workers drive to work alone, 3% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 5% walk. People in Detroit spend an average of 26 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.

Employment Resources

Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation

9301 Michigan Avenue
1st Floor
Detroit, MI 48210

OneStop Service Center

5555 Conner Avenue
Detroit, MI 48213
313-579-4925, Ext. 102