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Higher Unemployment Digits Not Necessarily Bad News Here

Here in Coastal Georgia, that is. In other words, when the U.S. Department of Labor released unemployment numbers for October, they said the unemployment rate had jumped to 7.3 percent.

But a survey of a company that does job placement tells us that there is plenty of work to be had in coastal Georgia, if you know where to look and you're qualified to do it.

For example: our chat with http://www.Savannahjobs.com tells us that there is still a lot of work generated by the ports. Those who know how to work in a warehouse, keep inventory and drive a forklift have a number of available opportunities. The same is true for those who have experience in the aircraft parts industry.

Hospitality and construction are also rather strong. This means that general numbers that might affect the nation as a whole may not always fit so neatly into the labor picture of coastal Georgia.

The recent government shut down means that Georgia's latest numbers are those for the end of August. At that point the unemployment rate for Coastal Georgia was 8.5 percent, and that was a decrease from the previous rate. The Ports are a powerful creator of commerce and jobs, and as long as the ports keep humming along, they, construction and hospitality will help provide coastal Georgia with a positive jobs picture.

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