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Cleveland ranked nation's poorest big city
Crushed by the of steel and other manufacturing jobs, Cleveland has ranked high for poverty before — but never No. 1. That changed when a report from the U.S. Census Bureau recently rated it has the nation's poorest big city, putting it ahead of Detroit, Miami and Newark, N.J.this year the budget-strapped port city laid off hundreds of police officers and firefighters and reduced trash pick up and other city services.
Hundreds of teachers and other workers were laid off from city schools and officials are pushing a $68 million tax increase on the November ballot to try to ease some of the schools' financial a poverty rate of 31.3% in 2003, Cleveland stands out even in Ohio: Cincinnati's was 21.1%, Toledo 20.3% and Columbus 16.5%.
The overall poverty rate in the United States was 12.7%,The city remains home to a few steel and other manufacturing companies, many with scaled back work forces.
Hospitals, banks, law firms and universities are other big employers in Cleveland, which has a 12.2% unemployment rate. That's nearly double the state rate of 6.3% in August, when the national rate was 5.4%.