Economic Mobility

  1. New U-M report lifts up Detroit residents’ priorities for economic mobility

    Residents want living-wage jobs, good schools, affordable housing, accessible health care, and other foundations of economic well-being.

  2. Detroit unemployment rate drops, but 1 in 5 residents in financial trouble

    Survey responses indicate Detroit’s unemployment rate dropped from 48% in May and June to 38% in late July. One-quarter of Detroiters in the labor force say they remain unemployed due to layoffs and business closures resulting from the pandemic.

  3. Detroit Impact Conference engages U-M students with city’s revitalization

    To understand Detroit’s transformation over the past decade, some say you need to visit the city in person to witness the vast changes. That message and enthusiasm for how young leaders can have a long-term impact on the city came through loud and clear at the Detroit Impact Conference.

  4. First city of Detroit forecast projects faster job growth than state of Michigan

    According to the forecast, the city’s unemployment rate will continue to fall from 18.7% in July 2013, when the city filed for bankruptcy, to 8.6% in 2019, and to 7.9% by 2023 and 2024, improving faster than the statewide measure.

  5. U-M Poverty Solutions Impact Report: a testament to partners, progress in Detroit

    A growing partnership on economic mobility with the city of Detroit, a new collaboration with Harvard University, community voices, policy impact and student engagement are among the highlights in the…

  6. U-Michigan, Harvard form new partnership to address economic mobility, opioid crisis

    The University of Michigan and Harvard University are forming two new partnerships designed to spur economic mobility and reduce poverty in Detroit, as well as combine resources and expertise in response to the national opioid crisis.

  7. U-M, Detroit work to boost economic mobility

    Under the four-year agreement, U-M will provide up to $500,000 in resources each year to support action-based partnerships that pair U-M experts with city leaders.