Georgia jobless rate improves

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ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dipped to 8.4 percent in March, the lowest rate since December 2008. The rate was down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.6 percent in February and seven-tenths of a percentage point from 9.1 percent in March a year ago.

The rate declined because of an increase in the number of jobs and fewer new layoffs.

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nocnoc 04/18/13 - 08:33 am

I live in an America where a .02% drop and 8.4% unemployed is considered good news.

Even under the Carter Admin we did not have it this bad, for this long.

Food for thought.
Remember when President Clinton and VP Gore and the democrats were pushing NAFTA back in the 90's. Remember that guy named Ross Perot that warned them it would kill the US economy?

Anyone remember the quote: "A Giant Sucking Sound"

Ross Perot is famous (among other things) for this statement during the 1992 presidential campaign that if NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) was not a two way street would create a “giant sucking sound” of jobs going south to the cheap labor markets of Mexico.

Well 20 years later;
Augusta has no Mills, but Mexico now does,

Augusta has no Homestead Drapery, but Mexico has a plant doing the same thing.

Augusta has no Hydreco, but General Signal opened a plant in Mexico

GA closed up several Automotive plants, and they opened in Mexico.
and many others.

If they wanted to fix the US Working class economy?
The Politicians would rescind NAFTA and quit sending the work to other countries and then importing the products back into the US.

The problem lays with the fact too many of the "right" people are invested in the plants in Mexico. Where there is LESS national regulations, Next to no EPA, No strong unions, lower wages and 1% of the paperwork needed to operate.

corgimom 04/18/13 - 08:56 am
This drain began in the early

This drain began in the early 80's, with the advent of computers and increased mechanization. I know people love to try to blame this on various politicians, but the real truth is that it was computers.

Computers and its accompanying advances wiped out a lot of jobs. Think of all that computers now do in a business, including textile mills, automotive factories, and every other manufacturer.

You don't need a lot of skills to push buttons on a machine, and the jobs weren't worth what Americans want to earn.

chascushman 04/18/13 - 04:18 pm
"I live in an America where a

"I live in an America where a .02% drop and 8.4% unemployed is considered good news."
The REAL unemployment is closer to 15%. So MANY have dropped out of the workforce (stop looking for a job).
The anti-American Marxist/communist in the WH is destroying this country.

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