The United States is among the worst-hit by the global financial crisis, and that means cities like Detroit, San Jose and Boston are among the most vulnerable, according to a report released Wednesday by the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
The report found that cities across the country were hit hard by the downturn, which forced millions out of their homes and businesses.
Some have been hit especially hard by job losses, including Chicago, which has lost 8,000 manufacturing jobs since 2009.
Detroit is still struggling to recover from the devastation of the 2008-09 economic crisis, which killed more than 100,000 people.
The city has struggled to rebuild its battered economy, and it is now dealing with a massive debt burden.
In May, the city and its mayor, Mike Duggan, announced a $3.8 billion plan to rebuild the city.
But it has not been without controversy, with city officials and a prominent critic, the Chicago Teachers Union, voicing concerns about the plan.
The economic impact of the recession has also been felt across the U, with the number of U.s. residents in poverty increasing by nearly 20 percent over the past decade, according the report.
The report noted that more than 7 million Americans are living in poverty, with more than 13 million of them in cities.
The number of people living in extreme poverty has risen by more than 40 percent over that time period.
The unemployment rate in the U., as of March 31, stood at 4.8 percent, up from 3.9 percent in 2016.
The conference report said it has received thousands of public comments on its proposal to strengthen economic recovery and job creation in cities across America.
While many of the comments focused on the impact on workers and communities, the report also found that the conference did not consider the impact of automation on jobs.
The conference said the economic recovery is likely to slow down in the coming years, and the recession will affect those who are in the workforce.