Monday, March 28, 2011

Chicago's Population Decline: The Shocking Facts

Chicago Now reports on some shocking facts about Chicago in comparison to other large cities:
Out of the largest U.S. cities, Chicago is number one when it comes to the unemployment rate for African Americans -- 21.4 percent. That's more than two and a half times the average for white people living in the same 10 cities.

The Beachwood Reporter's Steve Rhodes has more:
"In Chicago, nearly 56 percent of African Americans at least 16 years old are without a job (either unemployed or not in the labor force) - the highest percentage of any race or ethnic group examined among the nation's 10 largest cities."
Who can forget that Chicago's the only top 10 city that lost population? Newsweek thinks population decline is cool. I guess modern day urban Democrats aren't too bothered about Mayor Daley's legacy of unemployment.