Detroit's unemployment rate hit 6.4% in November, the first time below 7% in 22 years, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics. In a press conference announcing the news, Mayor Duggan indicated the continued momentum for improving the rate of employment in the city by, stating "we're celebrating and stopping, we're going to keep going."
8,400 open jobs are in the city, providing ample opportunity for the Detroit at Work initiative to train and place workers. Paid GED programs and a fair chance for ex-offenders as part of Operation Clean Slate provide two pillars for the forward campaign, as well as four career fairs in February.
Career Fairs: Dates & Locations