Minneapolis, are you too expensive?
A survey out today (there’s a reason why the NewsCut category is called “surveys and trivia”) lists Minneapolis as the 33rd best city for living and working. The “Simply Hired” survey lists Detroit 4th for the balance between an ability to find a job and afford to live there.
Click the image to see a larger version of the results:
The unemployment rate in Detroit — the official rate — is 14.1%, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The Minneapolis-St. Paul unemployment rate is 7.1%.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories but reflections , observations, and debate.