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2009 can't end soon enough

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) – For many folks, 2009 can't end soon enough it's been one of the worst economic years most of us can remember.

Many South Georgia families are hoping for better things in the New Year.

Leresa Harris is one of them she lost her source of income when she was laid off from two different jobs.

Now she has to find a way to pay bills, and rent or lose her apartment.

She was willing to share her personal struggle in 2009 and has some advice for others in the coming year.

"I was afraid we were going to be out in the cold my kids didn't get anything for Christmas, my church helped me out, I would advise them to save, any chance the get, don't go out to eat, don't buy anything just save." Leresa Harris, Unemployed.

With her vehicle broken down she's depending on family to get around so she hopes her luck will change next year.

Georgia is ending 2009 with an unemployment rate of 10.2-percent, but it's even higher in many South Georgia counties.

Leresa Harris hopes to earn a Bachelors degree in Business Management in 2012.

Until then, she's trying to find work in the medical field or food industry.


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