Detroit leads metro areas with record 17 percent unemployment rate(Read article summary)
Detroit has the highest unemployment rate of any major US metro area.
Today, Motor City is the one that's sputtering. Its 17 percent unemployment rate in August is a record for the metro area in 26 years of federal recordkeeping. It's also the highest rate of any US metropolitan area with at least 1 million residents, the US Department of Labor reported Wednesday.