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Old 01-22-2009, 04:32 AM
 
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Georgia unemployment rate hits 8.1%; 26-year high | ajc.com (http://www.ajc.com/news/content/business/stories/2009/01/22/georgia_unemployment.html?cxntlid=homepage_tab_new stab - broken link)
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Old 01-22-2009, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Georgia unemployment rate hits 8.1%; 26-year high | ajc.com (http://www.ajc.com/news/content/business/stories/2009/01/22/georgia_unemployment.html?cxntlid=homepage_tab_new stab - broken link)
I think it would be fair to say "this is bad"...

Man, I feel sorry for anyone who is out of work, especially right now.
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Old 01-22-2009, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I know this is bad, but to put things into perspective L.A. was reporting 10.1% back on Labor Day weekend when I was there!
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Old 01-22-2009, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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I know this is bad, but to put things into perspective L.A. was reporting 10.1% back on Labor Day weekend when I was there!
People in LA can commute to other metros (e.g., San Diego). The Georgia number is for the entire state, although I guess a commute to Chattanooga would be workable (my wife works with someone who commutes from there to the Cumberland area every day).
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Old 01-22-2009, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I understand what you are saying, and in no way am I trying to minimize what we are dealing with (I am directly impacted, BTW).

A commute from most parts of L.A. to San Diego would be brutal - it's a 110 mile drive down the 5!
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Old 01-22-2009, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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I understand what you are saying, and in no way am I trying to minimize what we are dealing with (I am directly impacted, BTW).

A commute from most parts of L.A. to San Diego would be brutal - it's a 110 mile drive down the 5!
Strangely enough, the commute from the center of Chattanooga to my wife's workplace is "110 mi – about 1 hour 46 mins" according to Google Maps.

I wouldn't do it, and I suspect her cow orker is somewhat closer to Atlanta than Chattanooga's city center, but it seems comparable. Kinda.

You're right that it's a long commute. I did a 59.5 mile commute each way for eight months when I was still looking for work, but that was mostly rural interstate. And one hour is better than two, especially twice a day...
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Old 01-22-2009, 02:30 PM
 
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Georgia unemployment rate hits 8.1%; 26-year high | ajc.com (http://www.ajc.com/news/content/business/stories/2009/01/22/georgia_unemployment.html?cxntlid=homepage_tab_new stab - broken link)


This is very bad news.

Clark Howard was interviewed this morning and I just saw a piece of it as I was surfing the channels, and he was projecting an eventual unemployment rate in the 9 to 10 percent range. I think he was referring to Georgia.

Personally, I think his estimate is on the low side. I think Georgia's unemployment rate is going to get worse. Many people aren't even looking for jobs. There's very few jobs out there.

Plus, quite a few people are underemployed and working part-time jobs. These jobs are not the jobs they want but at least they're getting a paycheck.
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Old 01-22-2009, 04:37 PM
 
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I'm a FT college student. Currently I'm jobless and am desperate looking for a part time job (2nd/3rd shift), any idea?

I'm a business major and I was gonna shoot for the banks but the time doesnt work out with my class schedule plus they are cutting a lot of jobs
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Old 01-22-2009, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Acworth
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warehouse floor @ ups at the graveyard shift.

i think most of their offices are still hiring.

i did some time there when in college. its decent.
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Old 01-22-2009, 04:55 PM
 
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warehouse floor @ ups at the graveyard shift.

i think most of their offices are still hiring.

i did some time there when in college. its decent.
I've been looking everywhere on craigslist under sections accounting/finance, admin/office, and part time for the past 2 months and still don't get much from there. I'm available after 3:30pm for M and W, totally open for T, and TH, and open for F after 12:30pm. I know most offices demand for employees
from 9 to 5. That's why I would want to work 2nd or even 3rd shifts. But so far no luck with that.

Any idea?
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