Friday, October 1, 2010

This election affects everyone

It is hard to find anyone who has not been impacted by the recession. Because almost everyone has felt some sort of financial pinch, the upcoming elections are generating a high level of interest around the country.

One thing that has affected almost everyone is the high unemployment rate. Georgia has an unemployment rate of 10.0%, which is slightly higher than the national rate of 9.6%. While I have been fortunate enough to keep my job, I have several acquaintances that have been out of work for long periods of time. One man that I know has not worked full time since shortly after the economic crash in late 2008.

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