More Georgians Out of Work

The unemployment rate in Georgia is at its highest in 15 years.

Georgia unemployment rates rose to 6.2 percent in July — the highest in 15 years — as job cutbacks in manufacturing and other blue-collar sectors gained speed across the state.

About 304,536 Georgians are out of work.

But hey, I guess they can all go fish with Sonny now.


  1. CHelf says:

    And just think what effect Barry would have on the Georgia economy. By the time he cut all of these programs, not only will our soldiers not have the top of the line equipment needed to combat Al Qaeda, but quite a few people with defense industry jobs in Georgia might be handed the pink slip.

  2. hallgeorge says:

    That number will be much higher after Perdue get through laying off state employees.

    Still don’t want to have a special session!!!!!

  3. LoyaltyIsMyHonor says:

    So what exactly are all those special-interest tax breaks that the Genral Assembly passes each year for? They’re obviously not creating more jobs in Georgia.

  4. Chris says:

    This is the reason Clayton had to close down all the old threads. All these unemployed and bored people posting to old threads would bring the site to its knees

  5. Progressive Dem says:

    I glad someone reminded us of the brilliant Go Fish economic development program. I mean really, is that the most stunningly stupid idea ever advanced??? What an embarassment.

    His ineptitude peaked however when he considered himself qualified and promoted his fat butt to be Veep.

  6. dorian says:

    These clowns won’t be happy until they have eviscerated every critical service the state has. Between the legislature hating the public defenders and the judiciary and Perdue hating law enforcement, corrections, and the judiciary, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the governor just declare a state of martial law and shoot everybody who offends him. Of course, that will leave Georgia with a population of just the little napoleon and his wife (presumably), but at least the budget will be fixed and Richardson will be gone.

    I, for one, look forward to seeing how much our duly elected state officials (see: rich, white, suburbanites) can decimate state government while tub thumbing on how it’s for our own good. On a related note, all public services will only be offered in neighborhoods of titlemax lobbyists.

  7. IndyInjun says:

    WHAT……..they are not using the Bush math?

    You know, the math that says “no how, no way, there will be a recession during my tenure!”

    It is the math that last week said inflation is running at 5% (actually it is over 10% using the pre-Clinton formula), THEN this week said that GDP is growing at 2%, using a ONE PERCENT INFLATION RATE!

    Perdue, using Bush math, would be FINE, except he cannot create unlimited money at the touch of a mouse.

  8. IndyInjun says:

    For those who don’t know it…..the GDP growth is inverse to the magnitude of the inflation ‘deflator.’

    For those wanting simplicity, you cain’t take a sow hog, say she weighs 500 pounds, then say she weighs 100 pounds jes by puttin her in a different cage.

    That is HOGWASH!

  9. Game Fan says:

    It looks like a catfish lure. Nothing else gets that big in Georgia. Nuthin’ that swims anyways. Or you could snag a swamp rabbit too.

  10. Game Fan says:

    We need to figure out how to “cut and run” from some of the DC bureaucrats and politicians. And K-street ain’t looking like something politicians should be hitching their wagons too either. When neocons “outsource” and “privatize” are they really shrinking the size of government or did it just get bigger? dorian-I’m no fan of big government at any level but when the folks who privatize are the same ones eviscerate public services you have to gage the credibility factor.

  11. dorian says:

    Point taken, game fan, but I’m wondering just how much money we’ll save in the long run with our administrative agencies under federal court orders for not just failing to help people, but killing them. At least Earl gets to brag about how frugal they are being.

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