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Old 03-21-2012, 06:04 PM
 
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:14 PM
 
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I may be the only one to say this, but I am not surprised at all.
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:19 PM
 
Location: ๏̯͡๏﴿ Gwinnett-That's a Civil Matter-County
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I'll believe it when unemployment drops to the low single digits.
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:43 PM
 
Location: ATL
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If any of you ever wanted to own your own business this is the perfect time to do so in Metro Atlanta. I can see this growth because I see more cars out during rush hour
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:45 PM
 
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Full employment is 4-6% so getting below that is not considered possible. Why would you not believe real job growth, thats the first step to lower unemployment right.

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I'll believe it when unemployment drops to the low single digits.
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Remember as job numbers start growing more people who left the work force start looking for a job again and so the unemployment rate my stay the same for a while. This is still a step in the right direction and an important part of the process to getting all those who lost jobs back to work.
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:21 PM
 
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What kind of jobs? Atlanta is #2 in the growth of Target cashiers, while Houston is #1 in the growth of educated professionals. How do I know this? Because real income continues to decline in Atlanta.

To pretend this area is economically healthy is not just misleading, it's a downright lie. Stats cannot hide what people are experiencing on the ground.
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:28 PM
 
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No stats in front of me but the jobs I see are professional types - Accountants, Engineers etc. Job searches for these type of jobs yield tons of jobs as well. Also recruiters have been reporting serious pickup in these fields for at least the last 6 months.

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What kind of jobs? Atlanta is #2 in the growth of Target cashiers, while Houston is #1 in the growth of educated professionals. How do I know this? Because real income continues to decline in Atlanta.

To pretend this area is economically healthy is not just misleading, it's a downright lie. Stats cannot hide what people are experiencing on the ground.
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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I'll believe it when unemployment drops to the low single digits.
Even in the best of times, unemployment hovers around 5%. "Low single digits" would actually not be a good thing.
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Old 03-21-2012, 09:00 PM
 
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IT jobs are in demand, we can't hire a new DBA for anything, they have too many options. Reason being, they want to work North of downtown.
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