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The Changing Geography of Spatial Mismatch

Christina Stacy
Brady Meixell
Urban Institute

Using data from Snagajob, we analyze spatial mismatch for low-wage workers in Detroit, Michigan, and Seattle, Washington. In Detroit, more low-wage job seekers than jobs exist in the central city, while the suburbs have a larger number of low-wage jobs than workers seeking those jobs. In Seattle, there is an overabundance of low-wage job seekers in the suburbs and an overconcentration of low-wage jobs in the central city.

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