Access to Quality Employment

In a more economically equitable Detroit, all residents, regardless of education, should be able to enter the middle class.

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Overview: Labor market conditions in Detroit experienced a slow recovery in the wake of the pandemic, exacerbating employment challenges for Black Detroiters.

The size and growth of the regional economy are important drivers for the capacity to build prosperity and economic equity. However, the presence of jobs alone is not sufficient to support
economic equity across the region. In addition to looking at broader economic indicators, it is important to understand how access to jobs varies across demographic groups

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Full-time and year-round employment
Employment status for the working-age populationDistribution of middle-wage jobsHourly wage by educationFull-time and year-round employmentCost of commute