Our news this morning reports one of the RV places that did massive layoffs last year is hiring (not recalling) 200 people. They have over 2000 applicants, including former employees. Course, our u/e rate has improved. It's dropped to 17%! Now there's only 1.7 in ten people out of work instead of 1.9 people in ten. Actually, I think that still works out to 2 in 10. I know nobody who has managed to get back into a normal job yet, just some who have settled into multiple shifts at Arby's/Starbucks/bartending.
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Answer by NotPanicking at 10:31 AM on Aug. 21, 2009
I'm probably one of those people that aren't counted any more, my benes are done. Also, many people are giving up looking for jobs so they probably aren't counted either since you have to be actively looking for work and fulfill your job search quota each week to get your UE benes. I still keep hearing about more of my friends and people we know that are losing their jobs. These are people that have been with their employers for a very long time and are anywhere from management to factory workers. There have been at least 3 or 4 businesses that have closed in the mall in the past 2 months and one just switched ownership (I expect it to close soon though). Our jobless rate is only 7.6% but that was as of June.
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