The July unemployment rate for the greater Cleveland area fell to 8.2%. While that is still too many unemployed people, it is relatively less then many other major cities across the country. I want to hammer this home yet again: Cleveland is doing relatively well.
Out of the top 50 cities in the country with 1 million or more people, Cleveland ranks 14th for employment. We’re doing better then cities such as Cincinnati (9.2%), San Fransisco (10.1%), Miami(11.3%) and Detroit (14.1%).
Its an under reported story that many Clevelanders have a hard time hearing. But the stats don’t lie, the Cleveland economy is no longer one of the worst in the country.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics