Next Thursday, the state Labor Department will report Georgia’s unemployment rate for June, and the news is likely to be rough — it could hit double digits.
In May, the jobless rate was 9.7 percent — almost 4 percent higher than a year before. Officially, more than 460,000 Georgians were looking for work, and the state had lost more than 210,000 jobs over the previous year. The number of job seekers outnumbered the number of available jobs 5-to-1.
Have you lost your job during the past year? What has life been like? Are you actively looking for work? Have you had to consider something completely different to make a living? Have you found a new job? If not, what are you doing to cope? And what do you think your prospects are for finding work?
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