Two days ago I started a new city. I'm an experienced user, so I know how to deal with most of the problems, but not this one.
At some point, IRC demand dropped and only bounces between -2 and 2 continuously. Everything is fine; education, healthcare, and any other service. Even traffic is at 96%, so everything is fine.
I've checked the industrial zone and every factory has a few over-educated workers, what seems to be a part of the issue. For a short term of time, industrial demand scaled up to 30, so I managed to put more industrial zone, but it went wrong, "no workers!". Factories started abandoning after this.
I've tried removing all commercial zones, but when I do, commercial demand increases until I put commercial zone. Then, it drops back again at 0. Citizens are leaving my city. I dropped from 2500 to 1900. After all this I thought that building a university is a great deal, but I still can't build one.
Seems that I can't do nothing without cheats, and I don't want that (or at least if there's no more options). If anyone here has the solution for this, I'll be very grateful. Every city I've started ended like this.
(Using traffic and green cities DLCs. May I install Industries? Complex manufacturing plants will demand citizens with higher education, that may solve the problem, right?)